Volunteers serve a very important role in the Mad River Local School District. As a volunteer you help to support educational programming and experiences for our students.
For all new volunteers and for those whose children have moved from one school building to another, we ask that you complete a Volunteer Application available at your child’s school. Once you have submitted the Volunteer Application and prior to volunteering, you will receive further instructions for fingerprinting. All volunteers are subject to fingerprinting at any time.
Individuals volunteering on a regular basis in the schools and/or whose volunteer responsibilities involve individual or group tutoring with students, chaperoning, field trips, or any event required by the school will need to have BCI (Ohio fingerprint check) and FBI (all states fingerprint check) fingerprint checks completed. This requirement is for the safety of our children.
The District’s Human Resources Office will contact you to schedule a time for you to be fingerprinted once you have completed the volunteer form at your child’s school. You will be required to present a photo ID when fingerprinted. The school district will pay the cost for the BCI and FBI fingerprint checks.
There are certain offenses that are disqualifiers, including any felony conviction. If there is an arrest record, once the Criminal History Record Check has been received by Human Resources, the Director will review the report and the volunteer will be contacted. Please be aware that if there is an arrest record it can take up to 30 days for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to send the report to Human Resources. You will not be allowed to volunteer for any reason until the Director of Human Resources has reviewed the BCI and FBI fingerprint checks.
A school district representative will contact you once your application has been processed and your BCI and FBI fingerprint checks are completed. Once you have established a volunteer assignment within the school district you will also receive an orientation to the building, your responsibilities, and volunteer guidelines.
The District may, at its discretion, preclude individuals from volunteer service if, among other reasons, they provide misleading or incomplete statements.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Mad River School District.