Volunteers

McIntire Elementary School

We still want, need, and appreciate volunteers in our building. Please follow the procedures below so that you can volunteer at McIntire Elementary.

  • If you are interested in being a screened volunteer and you are willing & able to pay the $45 screening fee, please let us know so she can get you the information you need.

  • If you are interested in being a screened volunteer and you are unable to pay the $45 screening fee, please let us know and we will assist to the extent we are able.


The Missouri State legislature recently created new requirements for those wishing to volunteer in a school. The new definitions of a volunteer and screened volunteer follow.


Volunteer – Any parent or person in the community who provides uncompensated service to the district. As used in this procedure, a “volunteer” does not include students participating in a district-sponsored program, such as tutoring or acting as an office or teaching assistant.


Screened Volunteer – A volunteer who may periodically be left alone with students. Usually, screened volunteers commit to assist the school on a regular basis. Examples of a screened volunteer include persons who regularly assist in the office or library, mentor or tutor students, coach or supervise a school-sponsored activity before or after school, or chaperone students on an overnight trip.


The preceding definitions and other volunteer information are located in the Board of Education Policy Manual, file IICC-AP(1) School Volunteers. The policy manual is accessed on the FPS web site.


To continue volunteering in areas with school faculty immediately in your presence, such as class parties, providing classroom assistance, and field day assistance has not changed. Process for a volunteer:


Should you choose to volunteer for an activity that you are the adult in contact with a student(s) and not in the immediate presence of school faculty, such as one on one tutoring and class field trips, you will need approval as a screened volunteer. Process for a screened volunteer:

  • Receive preliminary approval from the Building Administrator to be a screened volunteer

  • Complete the Missouri Applicant Fingerprint Privacy Notice

  • Receive instructions and the FPS code ensuring FPS receives your background check results. (The check cost about $45 and is good for six years if the FPS code is used.)

  • Upon review and approval by the Central Office, you may access screened volunteer activities with the approval of the Building Administrator and Classroom Teacher.