March 1, 2024

Volunteers And Work Study Students

Policy: Volunteers And Work Study Students

The Hartford School Board recognizes the valuable contributions made to the schools by volunteers
and work study students. It further recognizes that appropriate supervision of volunteers and work study
students will enhance their contributions as well as fulfill the responsibility that the school district has for
the education and safety of its students.


For purposes of this policy and administrative rules and procedures developed pursuant to this policy:
1. Volunteer means an individual not employed by the school district who works on an occasional
or regular basis in the school setting to assist the staff. A volunteer works without compensation
or economic benefits.

2. Work Study Student means a post secondary student who receives compensation for work
performed at a school operated by the district as part of a work experience program sponsored or
provided by the college or university at which he or she is enrolled. A student working toward
a teaching credential who is placed as a student teacher at a district school is not a work study


The Superintendent shall develop administrative rules and procedures to ensure that volunteers and work
study students are appropriately screened prior to entering into service in the school district, and that only
volunteers and work study students who have been screened and approved by the superintendent have
extended unsupervised contact with students. The screening process utilized by the school district shall
minimally include a name and birth date check with the Vermont Internet Sex Abuse Registry for any
person being considered for service as a work study student. A person who is on the Vermont Internet Sex
Offender Registry shall not be eligible to be a work study student.1

Date Adopted
Legal Reference(s):
Cross Reference:

August 11, 2009
16 V.S.A. §260

D7 Volunteers and Work Study Students Policy

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