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Volunteers

Last Updated: 9/30/2021 8:09 PM

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Butler Area School District. We appreciate the help and support we receive from our volunteers. 

All BASD volunteers are required to have their clearances on file with the district prior to volunteering. Clearances cannot be more than one (1) year old when filed with the District. The records will be valid through the end of the school year and for four (4) more school years.

Please ensure you have proper identification with you at all times while volunteering at our schools.

Who is considered a volunteer?

Butler Area School District has three volunteer classifications, which are outlined below.

Assistive Volunteers (Clearances Not Required)

Any individual over the age of eighteen (18) who meets ALL of the following:

  • Voluntarily provides services to the school district without compensation. 
  • Always works directly under the supervision and direction of any School District employee.
  • Does not have routine interaction with students. 

Examples of Assistive Volunteers - Homeroom parents/guardians; volunteers who assist in the planning or conducting of classroom or school celebrations; volunteers who visit a classroom to speak or read to students; and concert/performance ushers.

Independent Volunteers (Clearances Required)

Any individual over the age of eighteen (18) who meets ALL of the following:

  • Voluntarily provides services to the school district without compensation. 
  • Works under the general direction and supervision of any School District employee.
  • Provides direct services to students or may, from time to time, be reasonably expected to have unsupervised contact with students.

Examples of Independent Volunteers - Daytime or overnight field trip chaperones; volunteer tutors; PTO officers; individuals who volunteer to provide counseling or health-related services to students.

 

Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors (Clearances Required)

Any individual over the age of eighteen (18) who meets ALL of the following:

  • Voluntarily provides services to the school district without compensation. 
  • Works under the general direction and supervision of any School District employee.
  • Directly supervises or instructs students engaged in the activity or may, from time to time, be reasonably expected to have unsupervised contact with students.

Examples of Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors - Individuals who volunteer to serve on the coaching staff of an athletic team; volunteer athletic trainers; equipment managers; choreographers, musicians, and other individuals who provide instruction to students in the marching band, school musicals or school plays.

 

How does a volunteer obtain clearances?

Volunteers will need three clearances, which are listed below. Clearances cannot be more than one (1) year old when filed with the District. The records will be valid through the end of the school year and for four (4) more school years.

Please click on each link for more information on how to obtain each specific clearance. 

Please note: volunteer coaches must also obtain a tuberculosis (TB) test as required by the Department of Health.

 

When and where do volunteers submit clearance information? 

Once a volunteer has obtained their three clearances, they should submit the information to the main office of their child’s school at least one week before their first volunteer date. 

You may deliver hard copies to the main office of the school or you may submit copies via email. 

 

Broad Street Elementary School
Diane Lynch
diane.lynch@basdk12.org

Center Township Elementary School
Julie Wetzel
julie.wetzel@basdk12.org

Connoquenessing Elementary School
Leslie Schnur
leslie.schnur@basdk12.org

Emily Brittain Community Partnership and Demonstration School
Joyce Rauschenberger
joyce.rauschenberger@basdk12.org

McQuistion Elementary School
Dawn McClelland
dawn.mcclelland@basdk12.org

Northwest Elementary School
Amy Uram
amy.uram@basdk12.org

Summit Elementary School
Mindy Peterson
mindy.peterson@basdk12.org

Butler Middle School
Lynne Hasychak
lynne.hasychak@basdk12.org

Intermediate High School
Denise Casher
denise.casher@basdk12.org

Senior High School
Mel Loomis-Alston
melanie.loomis-alston@basdk12.org

Center Avenue Community School
Nicollette Kaylor
nicollette.kaylor@basdk12.org


Questions?

Please contact Amy Shay at amy.shay@basdk12.org.

Clearance Instructions

Please complete each of the following required clearance forms and give them to the school secretary. Clearances cannot be more than one (1) year old when filed with the District. The records will be valid though the end of the school year and for four (4) more school years.

Raptor Technologies

Visitors/volunteers at our schools must have their official government issued ID card scanned by our Raptor Technology system when the arrive.

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