Thank you for applying to volunteer. Your time is appreciated. After you submit your information, the volunteer coordinator will be in contact. Please allow a reasonable time for processing. If you have any questions, our contact info is at the bottom of this page.
This application contains four very short sections. Please complete all four, they really are short and will just take a few minutes. This information will help us link you to the best opportunities at the best locations for you, especially if you have children in the district.
The items with asterisks are required and must be completed to submit this form. When you have finished the last section, the SUBMIT APPLICATION button will appear.
RequiredHave you ever been convicted of any crimes against persons as defined in RCW 43.43.830(5) and listed as follows: aggravated murder; first or second degree murder; first or second degree kidnapping; first, second, or third degree assault; first, second, or third degree assault of a child; first, second, or first degree rape; first, second, or third degree rape of a child; first or second degree robbery; first degree arson; first degree burglary; first or second degree manslaughter; first or second degree extortion; indecent liberties; incest; vehicular homicide; first degree promoting prostitution; communication with a minor; unlawful mistreatment; endangerment with a controlled substance; child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020; first or second degree custodial interference; first or second degree custodial sexual misconduct; malicious harassment; first, second, or third degree child molestation; first or second degree sexual misconduct with a minor; patronizing a juvenile prostitute; child abandonment; promoting pornography; selling or distributing erotic material to a minor custodial assault; violation of child abuse restraining order; child buying or selling; prostitution felony indecent exposure; criminal abandonment; or any of these crimes as they may be renamed?
RequiredHave you ever been found in any dependency action under RCW 13.34.030(2)(b) to have sexually assaulted or exploited any minor, or to have physically abused a minor?
RequiredHave you ever been found, by a court in a domestic relations proceeding under Title 26 RCW, to have sexually abused or exploited any minor, or to have physically abused a minor?
RequiredHave you ever been found, in any disciplinary board final decision, to have sexually abused or exploited any minor, or to have physically abused any minor?
RequiredHave you ever been convicted of any crime related to drugs as defined in RCW 43.43.830 and listed as follows: manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance?
Pursuant to RCW 9A.72.085. I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington, that the foregoing is true and correct.
VOLUNTEER AUTHORIZATION FOR BACKGROUND CHECK
By signing below, you hereby authorize the Steilacoom Historical School District to conduct a Washington State Patrol background check, pursuant to the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act; RCW 43.43.830-43.43.845. The Washington State Patrol Background check is valid for two years. Your personal information as acquired through this procedure is completely confidential. (Please note: Background checks completed by third parties, i.e.: other school districts or individual places of employment, will not be accepted.)
As a volunteer, you are agreeing to treat all information, either read or observed, about a student’s academic, social and family matters as confidential. Such matters should not be repeated unless the safety and/or wellbeing of a student or another person are of concern. Please report any such concerns to the building principal or current supervisor. Continued volunteering is contingent upon respect of this request, as student privacy is of the utmost importance. STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has/have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 510 Chambers Street, Steilacoom, WA 98338, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 511 Chambers Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388
RELEASE/HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
The undersigned desires to participate as a volunteer in the Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1. I ACKNOWLEDGE the District will make every attempt to insure my safety while participating as a volunteer, but there are certain inherent risks involved that may be unavoidable resulting in bodily or property damage to myself or others. I further acknowledge the District does not provide any accidental medical insurance coverage for the activity and that I assume all risks of injury or damage to my person or property. I agree to hold and save harmless the Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1, its School Board, and Employees, and assigns for any claims, suites or damages, (including but not limited to defense and indemnification) which might result from participation in the above- described event.
IDENTIFYING AND PROHIBITING BOUNDARY INVASIONS/MAINTAINING PROFESSIONAL STAFF/STUDENT CONDUCT
The purpose of this policy is to provide all staff, students, volunteers and community members with information to increase their awareness of their role in protecting children from inappropriate conduct by adults.
The Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors expects all staff members to maintain the highest professional, moral and ethical standards in their interaction with students. Staff members are required to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning through consistently and fairly applied discipline and established and maintained professional boundaries.
The interactions between staff members and students should be based upon mutual respect and trust, an understanding of the appropriate boundaries between adults and students in and outside of the educational setting and consistent with the educational mission of the district.
Staff members will not intrude on a student’s physical or emotional boundaries and must make all decisions as related to their educational purpose/duties in the district. Staff members are expected to be sensitive to the appearance of impropriety in their own conduct and the conduct of other staff when interacting with students. Staff members will discuss issues with their building administrator or supervisor whenever they suspect or are unsure whether conduct is inappropriate or constitutes a violation of this policy.
The Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors supports the use of technology to communicate for education and school related purposes. However, district employees are prohibited from on-line socializing or electronic communication that violates the law, district policies/procedures or generally recognized professional standards. Employees whose conduct violates this policy may face discipline and/or termination, consistent with the district’s policies, acceptable use agreement and collective bargaining agreements, as applicable.
The Superintendent or designee will develop staff protocols for reporting and investigating allegations and develop procedures and training to accompany this policy.
Cross Reference: Policy 6590 Sexual Harassment Policy 3270 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy 3421 Child Abuse Reporting
RCW 28A.400 Crimes against children
RCW 28A.405.470 Crimes against children – Mandatory termination of certificated employees – Appeal – Recovery of salary or compensation by district
RCW 28A.400.317 Physical abuse or sexual misconduct by school employees – duty to report
A. Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment
This district is committed to a positive and productive education and working environment free from unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment. The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities.
For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature between two or more individuals if:
1. Submission to that conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining an education or employment in the District;
2. Submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in an academic, work or other school-related decision affecting an individual; or
3. That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s educational or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or work environment in the District.
Sexual harassment may be difficult to recognize in certain circumstances. It may include a range of subtle or not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Sexual harassment may include conduct or communication that involves adult to student, student to adult, student to student, adult to adult, male to female, female to male, male to male, and female to female. While the following conduct may not necessarily constitute sexual harassment in a particular circumstance, it is nevertheless prohibited by this policy:
This is not an all-inclusive list of behaviors that may violate this policy.
B. Complaint Procedures
The District will take all complaints of sexual harassment seriously and will act to investigate and resolve known violations of this policy. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment in the District’s educational environment or in connection with his or her employment with the District, or believes another person is being sexually harassed, is expected to bring the alleged sexual harassment to the immediate attention of his or her supervisor (if applicable), or the District’s Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer. The Title IX Affirmative Action Officer may also receive formal written complaints of harassment for investigation and response by the Superintendent.
The superintendent shall develop and implement formal and informal procedures for receiving, investigating and resolving complaints or reports of sexual harassment. These procedures will include reasonable and prompt time lines and delineate staff responsibilities under this policy. All staff are responsible for receiving informal complaints and reports of sexual harassment and informing appropriate district personnel of the complaint or report for investigation and resolution. All staff are also responsible for directing unresolved informal complaints to the Title IX/Affirmative Action officer for resolution through the formal complaint process.
The district will take prompt, equitable and remedial action within its authority to investigate and respond to reports and/or complaints alleging sexual harassment that come to the attention of the district, either formally or informally. Allegations of criminal misconduct will be reported to law enforcement and suspected child abuse will be reported to law enforcement or Child Protective Services
Persons who violate this policy on school property, school transportation, in connection with any school-related activities, or through the use of any district resources or equipment, will be subject to such disciplinary and/or corrective measures as the District deems necessary and appropriate to end the offensive conduct or communications and to prevent its reoccurrence, which may include but is not limited to: denying or restricting access to school property and activities; referral to law enforcement or other legal action; discipline of students, up to and including suspension or expulsion from school; and discipline of staff, up to and including termination of employment, consistent with applicable collective bargaining agreements, District policies, and federal and state law.
D. Retaliation Prohibited
The District prohibits and will not tolerate retaliation or reprisals against any person who, in good faith, makes a complaint of sexual harassment or is a witness in the investigation of such a complaint. Any such retaliation will result in appropriate discipline and/or corrective action.
E. False Reporting Prohibited
It is a violation of this policy to knowingly report false allegations of sexual harassment. Persons who are found to knowingly report or corroborate false allegations will be subject to appropriate discipline and/or corrective action.
F. Information and Training; Annual Review
The superintendent shall develop procedures or practices to provide age-appropriate information and education to district staff, students, parents and volunteers regarding this policy and the recognition and prevention of sexual harassment. At a minimum, recognition and prevention of sexual harassment and the elements of this policy will be included in staff, student and regular volunteer orientation. This policy shall be posted in each district building in a place available to staff, students, parents, volunteers and visitors. The policy shall be reproduced in each student, staff, volunteer and parent handbook.
This policy shall be reviewed annually by the Superintendent and the District’s administrative cabinet. The superintendent shall make an annual report to the board reviewing the use and efficacy of this policy and related procedures. Recommendations for changes to this policy, if applicable, shall be included in the report. The superintendent is encouraged to involve staff, students, volunteers and parents in the review process.
Cross References: Board Policy
3240 Student Conduct
3270 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (Students)
3421 Child Abuse and Neglect
5014 Prohibition of Harassment
5281 Disciplinary Action and Discharge
Legal References: RCW 28A.640.020 Regulations, guidelines to eliminate discrimination — Scope
WAC 392-190-056 - 058 Sexual harassment
PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION AND BULLYING
The District is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons, that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentionally written message or image-- including those that are electronically transmitted-- verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:
Nothing in this section requires the affected student to actually possess a characteristic that is a basis for the harassment, intimidation or bullying.
“Other distinguishing characteristics” can include but are not limited to: physical appearance, clothing or other apparel, socioeconomic status and weight.
“Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act rather than the ultimate impact of the action(s).
Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including, but not limited to, slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendoes, demeaning comments, drawings, cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats or other written, oral physical or electronically transmitted messages or images.
This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the educational environment. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation or bullying may still be prohibited by other district policies or building, classroom or program rules.
This policy is a component of the district’s responsibility to create and maintain a safe, civil, respectful and inclusive learning community and shall be implemented in conjunction with comprehensive training of staff and volunteers.
The district will provide students with strategies aimed at preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying. In its efforts to train students, the district will seek partnerships with families, law enforcement and other community agencies.
Interventions are designed to remediate the impact on the targeted student(s) and others impacted by the violation, to change the behavior of the perpetrator, and to restore a positive school cli-mate. The district will consider the frequency of incidents, developmental age of the student, and se-verity of the conduct in determining intervention strategies. Interventions will range from counseling, correcting behavior and discipline, to law enforcement referrals.
Retaliation is prohibited and will result in appropriate discipline. It is a violation of this policy to threaten or harm someone for reporting harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
It is also a violation of district policy to knowingly report false allegations of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. Students or employees will not be disciplined for making a report in good faith. However, persons found to knowingly report or corroborate false allegations will be subject to appropriate discipline.
The superintendent will appoint a compliance officer as the primary district contact to receive copies of all formal and informal complaints and ensure policy implementation. The name and contact information for the compliance officer will be communicated throughout the district.
The superintendent is authorized to direct the implementation of procedures addressing the elements of this policy.
Policy 3200 Rights and Responsibilities
Policy 3210 Nondiscrimination
Policy3240 Student Conduct
Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Corrective Action and Punishment
Policy 5014 Prohibition Against Harassment
Policy 6590 Sexual Harassment
Legal Reference: RCW 28A.300.285 Harassment, intimidation and bullying prevention policies
Chp. 28A.640 RCW Sexual Equality
Chp. 392-190 WAC Equal Educational Opportunity – Sex Discrimination Prohibited
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DISTRICT POLICIES
Please read the School Districts Policy (in the box above) on Sexual Harassment, Boundary Invasions, and Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying in the section above. Please sign and date below, and return this page with your volunteer application. I, , acknowledge receipt of this, the Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1, Sexual Harassment and Boundary Invasion Policies, respectively.
Thank you very much for your application. Volunteers are very important and are very much appreciated here at Steilacoom Historical School District.
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