Visitors & Volunteers

Visitors

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Lucia Mar Unified School District is using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to build on the district’s program of campus safety for students and faculty. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is on our campuses at all times and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system better allows us to track visitors in our schools and provides us with a safer environment for our students and staff.  

Upon entering a school campus, visitors will be asked to present a valid State-issued ID, such as a California Driver's License, Passport, Military Identification, etc., which will be scanned into the system. It is important to note that the Raptor system only scans the visitor's name, date of birth and photo for comparison with a national database of registered sex offenders. Additional visitor data from the driver's license is not gathered or shared with any outside company or organization. Once entry is approved, a badge is issued that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of their visit.

A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit our schools simply to drop off an item in the office or pick up paperwork, nor will they be required for those who have been cleared through Human Resources as a volunteer and have their District issued badge.  In the event that a person does not have identification, they can still be given access to the building, but will be escorted by a school staff member.

The safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students and staff. Therefore, all visitors to the school must be scanned into the system and obtain a visitor badge. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and support of enhancing school safety protocols in our district.

Volunteering

 

Thank you for your willingness to help the students of the Lucia Mar Unified School District! We recognize and value the volunteers who provide a variety of services to our schools. Volunteers are viewed as adult role models to students,  and individuals who can provide support throughout LMUSD’s programs. This webpage contains information and outlines procedures to ensure that all volunteers have been screened appropriately to provide for maximum safety for all students in LMUSD.

 

Parents, students, and community members who fulfill the mandatory volunteer requirements established by the Lucia Mar Unified School District may volunteer.  In order to determine the requirements appropriate for the level of service you wish to provide, the following definitions and requirements are explained below. 

    • VISITORS have limited contact* with students and are always directly supervised by a certificated employee and are not regularly on campus. Visitors must be cleared through the Raptor system at school sites to ascertain that the visitor is not a registered sex offender. Examples of a Visitor include an individual touring the campus, meeting with a staff member, attending a singular school event or activity such a making a brief presentation to students at the school for career day, attending a school assembly, or observing a presentation in the classroom.
    • NON-DRIVING VOLUNTEERS have more-than-limited contact with students and are not always directly supervised by a certificated employee. Non-driving Volunteers must have approved fingerprints on file with LMUSD and are required to have a current tuberculosis (TB) clearance (i.e., within the past four years). Examples of Non-Driving Volunteers include an individual who supports monthly in a classroom or school office, chaperones on a field trip, or coaches in an unpaid capacity.  Student teachers must complete all requirements as Non-driving Volunteers.
    • DRIVING VOLUNTEERS have more-than-limited contact with students, are not always directly supervised by a certificated employee and drive students to/from activities associated with the LMUSD.  Driving Volunteers are required to have met ALL aforementioned Non-driving Volunteer requirements and read/complete/release/provide the following:
      • Instructions for Transporting LMUSD Students
      • Driver Information Form
      • Authorization for Release of Driver Record Information (DMV pull notice program)
      • DMV Driving Record
      • Copy of the first page of driver’s current Automobile Insurance Policy Declaration
      • Copy of the Driver's License

 

*As provided in Education Code 45125.1(c), limited contact will be determined by LMUSD based upon the totality of circumstances, including factors such as the length of time the volunteers will be on the school grounds, whether students will be in proximity to the site where the volunteers will be working, and whether the volunteers will be working by themselves or with others.

All volunteers in any capacity must have all of the prerequisites completed and on file with the Human Resources Office.  Parents and/or guardians are not prohibited from being active in their children(s) education; however, they may be limited in volunteer capacities due to prior convictions and/or probationary periods.

 

STEPS TO REQUEST REGISTRATION AS AN APPROVED VOLUNTEER 

  1. Complete a Volunteer Data Form for each school site you wish to volunteer.  The form is valid for the current school year only.
    • Copy of a valid Tuberculosis Test (TB test) - optional to upload
    • Copy of valid CA Driver's License - for volunteer drivers only
    • Copy of valid Vehicle Insurance Policy of Personal Vehicle - for volunteer drivers only
    • Copy of valid Peace Officer identification - optional for peace officers only
    • Volunteer Data Form can be completed by clicking HERE
    • Please have the following documents readily available when completing the form online:
  2. Schedule an appointment in Human Resources to be fingerprinted for Lucia Mar and processed by the Department of Justice and FBI.  Calendar to schedule a fingerprint appointment is located at the bottom of this page. (Fingerprint clearances from any other agencies are not accepted.) 

 

DRIVING & TRANSPORTING STUDENTS

 

Individuals transporting students in a personal or private vehicle must register on an annual basis with the District:

 

The Board of Trustees desires to provide for the safe and efficient transportation of students to and from school as necessary to ensure student access to the educational program, promote regular attendance and reduce tardiness. The extent to which the district provides for transportation services shall depend upon student and community needs and a continuing assessment of financial resources.

The district may provide transportation for students, employees, and other individuals for field trips and other school-related trips approved according to Board policy and administrative regulation. (AR 3541.1 Transportation for School-Related Trips)

Transportation by Private Vehicle:  The Superintendent or designee may authorize the transportation of students by private vehicle when the vehicle is driven by an adult age 21 or older who possesses a valid California driver's license or, if he/she is a nonresident on active military duty in California, possesses a valid license from his/her state of residence. To be approved, a driver shall have a good driving record and possess at least the minimum insurance required by law. Any person providing transportation to district students in a private vehicle shall register with the district for such purposes. (AR 3541.1 Transportation for School-Related Trips)

Having the following documents readily available when completing the form will help expedite the submission process:

  • Copy of valid California Driver's License
  • Copy of valid Vehicle Insurance of Personal Vehicle
 
This form must be completed annually in order to be considered eligible to drive students in a personal and/or district vehicle.

 

FINGERPRINTING

 

Walk-ins are not available.  Due to the volume of calls received all appointments must be made online.

 

If you have an urgent need to be fingerprinted for a school site/function, please have the school site secretary contact Human Resources for an expedited appointment.  Generally, processing time for fingerprints to clear is 3-5 business days. However, if someone has a prior conviction on his/her record it may take up to 30 days or longer.  All volunteers in any capacity must have all of the prerequisites completed and on file with the Human Resources Office.  Parents and/or guardians are not prohibited from being active in their children(s) education; however, they may be limited in volunteer capacities due to prior convictions and/or probationary periods.

 

To make an online booking for fingerprint appointment please make an appointment by clicking on the appropriate link below.  You will be routed to the electronic LiveScan request form and follow all of the steps to arrange an appointment.  Appointments reflected in the calendar are first-come, first-serve and automatically updated as appointment slots become available.  You will receive a confirmation email and instructions once the booking is complete.

 

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO BE FINGERPRINTED

 

  • Volunteer Fingerprinting:  CLICK HERE
  • School Employees, Student Teachers, and Other Site Related Positions:  CLICK HERE

 

When arriving to your appointment please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes than your scheduled appointment time.  We cannot accommodate walk-in appointments.  Please report to your appointment with your Identification Card and the QR Code/Payment ID.  Please be advised that we cannot accommodate extra guests with you to your appointment in the Human Resources Department.  In addition, there are no public restrooms within the Human Resources Department.

2022-2023 VOLUNTEER SCREENING CLINICS

 

Our nursing department is happy to host a monthly clinic for you!

When:    The second Friday of every month.

Where:   Student Services Building (227 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande)

Time:      8:30am to 9:30am

Fee:       No cost

**If you are not able to attend these scheduled clinics, please obtain a clearance from your healthcare provider.

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES
 
Linda Bottrell, Human Resources Clerk 
Extension 1199
 
Linda Stewart, Human Resources Technician/Custodian of Records (Verification of Fingerprint Clearances Only)
Extension 1193
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