Before We Begin…

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct

    As a volunteer, I agree to abide by the following code of volunteer conduct:

    1. I will become familiar with the school’s policies and procedures, including the Mount Vernon City School District Code of Conduct (MVSD Policy #3410 and #7310) and uphold these policies while working with students.

    2. Immediately upon arrival, I will sign in at the main office and prominently wear a visitor name badge while in the building. (MVSD Policy #3210)

    3. I understand that the classroom teacher is responsible for content, instructional techniques and discipline.

    4. I agree to never be alone with individual students who are not under the supervision of teachers or school authorities.

    5. I will not contact or meet students outside of school hours without permission from the students’ parents.

    6. I agree not to exchange telephone numbers, home addresses, e-mail addresses, personal social media links or any other personal contact information with students for any purpose unless it is required as part of my role as a volunteer and only with parental permission (with documentation provided to the building administrator).

    7. I will maintain confidentiality outside of school and will share with teachers and/or school administrators any concerns that I may have related to student welfare and/or safety.

    8. I will not disclose, use, or disseminate student photographs or personal information about students, self, or others.

    9. I will not endorse or promote any particular religion, pray with students or invite them to participate in any religious activities outside of school.

    10. I agree to notify the school principal if I am arrested for a misdemeanor or felony sex, drug or weapon related offense.

    Allegations of violation of these standards will result in immediate suspension as a volunteer/mentor. If an investigation by the proper authorities determines a violation occurred, it will result in the immediate and permanent dismissal as a district volunteer/mentor.