The Ringgold School District welcomes and values volunteers in our schools. The information below will help you determine the type of clearances you will need in order to volunteer. Click the "Clearance Information" link to the left for shortcuts to all necessary clearances.
Volunteers at Ringgold School District are now required to have a Volunteer ID Badge.
Assistive Volunteer - Any individual who voluntarily provides services to the district, without compensation, and who (1) works directly under the supervision and direction of a teacher or administrator employed by the district; (2) does not have direct volunteer contact with students; and (3) does not have unsupervised contact with students.
Examples of Assistive Volunteers may include: homeroom parents/guardians, individuals who volunteer to assist in planning or conducting of classroom celebrations, assisting in a Book Fair, concert/performance ushers, and individuals who help manage, officiate or perform functions ancillary to an athletic event or extracurricular activity.
Independent Volunteer - Any individual who voluntarily provides services to the district, without compensation, and who (1) works under the general direction and supervision of a teacher or administrator employed by the district, and (2) provides direct services to students or may, from time to time, have or may be reasonably expected to have unsupervised contact with students.
Examples of Independent Volunteers may include: volunteers tutors, chaperones for field trips (including overnight field trips), and individuals who volunteer to provide counseling or health-related services to students.
School visitors do not need clearances or a volunteer badge. A visitor is an individual who is attending and/or observing an event or activity without providing a service to the students, staff, or school/district operations, examples include, but are not limited to: Parent/Teacher Conferences, School Assemblies/Concerts, Open House.
To set up an appointment to turn in your clearances and have your photo taken for your volunteer badge, contact Nikki Mathews at the Central Office.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 258-9329 x1134
Ringgold's policy on Volunteers can be found on the district website, Board of Education, School District Policy Manual Section 916