Volunteering in schools

Volunteers play an important role at Pendleton County Schools. Whether a person assists a teacher with getting materials ready for class, attending a field trip, or working one on one with students, they are all essential.

As a result of KRS 161.148/KRS161.044, parent volunteers that provide direct supervision of students must participate in a volunteer training (as designated by each district) and submit for a criminal record check.

In Pendleton County the following is required:

1) Completion of volunteer handbook:

a. Handbooks are available from each school secretary, bus garage or online at www.pendleton.kyschools.us - click parent resources, click volunteer forms.

b. Completion of the three forms. Although some information is repetitive they go to different entities;  page 1 is the application form, page 2 is the Participation Statement which includes the understanding about confidentiality and Page 3 is the Criminal Record Check form.

c. All three must be completed and be legible for processing. They can be mailed to the address noted on the forms, returned to the schools in a sealed envelope or dropped off at Room 301 at the Falmouth School Center.    

d. Once received the expected turn-around time is one week or less. Once approved the volunteer is added to the district list which is distributed to school secretaries. A letter from the superintendent is forthcoming that indicates if the volunteer has been approved.

e. Volunteer records including criminal checks are good for three school years only. For example, for records processed anytime during this school year, they will expire during the school year of 2017-18.For more information please contact Community Education Director JoEllen Mitchell at 859-654-3325 Ext. 2601.