Benicia Unified School District encourages parents to get involved at their student’s school site. Board Policy 1240 states the qualifications and strategies for volunteers. For the safety of all students, we want to clarify BUSD’s protocol for parents and family members attending field trips/events. Any parent, guardian, and/or family member who attends a field trip, in any capacity (chaperone, visitor, etc.), must be fingerprinted and cleared as a volunteer, even if you will not be directly supervising students. If you are not fingerprint-cleared through BUSD, you will not be able to attend field trips or school events. In the past, we have only required fingerprinting if a volunteer was to be alone with students (small group, car, etc). In order to comply with BUSD volunteer requirements and ensure student safety, we are fully implementing the policy for the 19-20 school year. Please know, once you are fingerprinted and as long as you don’t leave our District, you do not have to be fingerprinted again; it is good until your child(ren) exit 12th grade. Additionally, please remember for safety and liability purposes, siblings are not permitted to tag along. We love our volunteers and chaperones, and could not do what we do without you. Thank you for your understanding in this important safety matter. A volunteer form is available below and at all of our school sites. Prior to becoming a volunteer that involves direct contact/supervision of students in a district-sponsored program, volunteers must be fingerprinted and cleared under the BUSD agency.
Parent Volunteer Deadlines
JHE = December 20, 2019