Three Ways that Schools Can Implement Parent Volunteer Background Checks Without Reducing Volunteer Sign Ups

Leagues of school principals, teachers, and parents are on the fence about the background checks and screening policies being mandated by school districts and state laws. Many find themselves asking, “is it worth it?” while others stringently demand such practices, alienating parents and reducing peripheral involvement in the process. Our children deserve to be protected by the potential threat of “wolves in volunteers’ clothing,” but it is of cardinal importance that the parents who genuinely want to be engaged in the development of their child’s success aren’t deterred by confusing rules, wasted resources, and lack of support from the education system itself. Parents are of paramount importance in any student’s life, and they need to be informed and encouraged to participate. Here are three great ways that schools can implement parent volunteer background checks, without reducing the number of sign ups    Read More…