The Board of Education recognizes that the use of volunteers strengthens school/community relations through positive participation, builds an understanding of school programs among interested citizens, and assists employees in providing more individualization and enrichment opportunities in instruction.
Volunteers may come from all backgrounds and age groups and may include any persons willing to give their time for the purpose of helping children through planned auxiliary services. Volunteers may be involved in many facets of school operations. School personnel who are responsible for tasks or projects that will make use of volunteers will identify appropriate tasks and time schedules for such activities, as well as make provisions for adequate supervision, in-service programs, and evaluations. Volunteers will not be used to provide transportation for school-sponsored activities.
Communication is a primary goal of the volunteer policy. Each regular classroom volunteer will be identified to the parents of students in a timely manner before the first volunteer activity.
Services of volunteers may be accepted by the Board, the Superintendent of Schools, central office administrators, Building Principals or persons designated by the Board and/or the Superintendent to handle this responsibility. All volunteers may be subject to the same screening procedures used for regular school employees, including but not limited to the following:
- The volunteers will be required to provide references, who will be contacted before the volunteer begins service on school grounds.
- The district reserves the right to request information on previous criminal convictions.
- A volunteer application to include a background check must be completed and approved before volunteering in a MISD school building.
If you would like to volunteer your services to the Marion Independent School District please contact each building secretary to begin the application process.
Starry Elementary- Gerri Schlotfeldt (319) 377-4698
Longfellow Elementary- Krista Dooley (319) 377-0183
Francis Marion Intermediate- Tammy Fuller (319) 373-4766
Vernon Middle School- LouAnn Phillips (319) 377-9401
Marion High School- Ann Dittmar (319) 377-9891
Marion High School Activities- Denise Barkdoll (319) 377-9891 Ext 1124
Marion Homeschool Assistance Program- Katie Toomer (319) 377-4691 ext 8802