What is Shen’s process to check the applications submitted by family members who wish to come into schools to volunteer? I am concerned, as one volunteer in my daughter’s class has a criminal background, but did not report it on his/her volunteer form. This leads me to believe that there is no process to check on people coming into school, and unless another parent or someone who knows the volunteer or his/her background, there is no safety net. This is extremely concerning, as Shen constantly talks about keeping its students safe. Please do not tell me to discuss with the principal of my school. It goes much further than that and is an issue that affects all schools. So does Shen use any agency/process to check on its volunteers?

Written by on April 8, 2019

A. In accordance with Policy 3150/3150R, any volunteer must fill out a Volunteer Form 3150F. Once the form is completed, approval by the school principal or designee must be made prior to volunteering in the school. This requirement needs to be completed annually. In the event the volunteer answers “yes” to any of the questions, Human Resources or the Office of Policy and Community Development will be contacted immediately for further review.  This may consist of contacting our local authorities to investigate.