Volunteers

  • We appreciate volunteers who donate their precious time and talents to our students and staff. We invite you to become a part of the Hopkins County Schools' Volunteer Program. Everyone can help make a difference in our schools.

    To get started, simply contact the School Volunteer Coordinator at the school (listed below).

    Definition of Volunteer

    Volunteers are persons who do not receive compensation for assisting in a school or program. Teacher education students or students enrolled in an educational institution who participate in observations and educational activities under direct supervision of a teacher or administrator shall not be considered volunteers.

    Background Check

    If this is your first time volunteering in our district and you will have contact with students on a regularly scheduled or continuing basis OR you will have supervisory responsibility for children at a school site or on a school-sponsored trip, you must complete and online application and provide information for an Administrative Office of the Courts criminal background check.

    The records check requirement does not apply to parents who provide assistant with a single or sporadically scheduled school events and who are not responsible for supervising students at these events. All volunteers are required to be "under the direction and supervision of professional administrative and teaching staff".

    Once a volunteer has had a criminal records check performed, that volunteer will not have to have another criminal records check. A volunteer that has successfully completed a state criminal records check at any time after October 1, 2014 is an approved volunteer from this point forward.

    A state criminal records check may be conducted at any time on any volunteer upon request of the Superintendent/designee.

    Work-Based Site Supervisors

    Work-based learning site supervisors are considered volunteers.  Pursuant to KRS 160.380 and KRS 161.148, prior to being assigned to supervise a student for more than one (1) day in a work-based learning experience, the site supervisor shall have undergone a state criminal background check either as required by their employer at the time of employment or within the past twelve (12) months, whichever is the more recent.

    Confidentiality

    As you work with staff and students, you may be exposed to confidential information. All volunteers must sign a confidentiality statement on file at the school where you are volunteering.

    Name Badge / Sign In/Out

    When you check into the office upon arrival, please get a volunteer badge and wear it all times while on school property.

    School Safety

    Each school has safety procedures that will need to be followed. The school where you volunteer should furnish this to you. This information shall include, but not be limited to, pertinent policies and safety and emergency procedures.

    School Volunteer Coordinators

    • Academy: David Darnall
    • ADT: Ashley Gaines
    • Browning Springs Middle:  Leah Watts
    • Earlington Elementary:  Megan Bean
    • Grapevine Elementary:  Holly Irvin
    • Hanson Elementary: Shannon Brooks
    • Hopkins County Career & Technology Center: Kenya Thomas
    • Hopkins County Central High:  Crystal Farmer
    • James Madison Middle: Zachary Evans
    • Jesse Stuart Elementary: Miranda Sharp
    • Madisonville North Hopkins High: Cindy Lansden
    • Pride Elementary: Tammy Davis
    • Southside Elementary: Dawn Miller
    • South Hopkins Middle:  Jana Hodge
    • West Broadway Elementary:  Heather Schreiner
    • West Hopkins: Bobbie Schaffer

     

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