All volunteers, chaperones and field trip attendees must submit information for a criminal history record search. All information is submitted electronically at:
Following Texas Education Code § 22.083, the Deer Park Independent School District obtains criminal history record information (yearly, regardless if obtained previous school year) from all applicants who wish to volunteer in public schools.
Deer Park ISD District policy GKG [LEGAL] states, in part, that “a volunteer may not perform any volunteer duties until:
The following individuals cannot volunteer in DPISD:
*For these guidelines, the District will not consider routine traffic-related violations such as speeding, running a red light, or parking tickets.
Other individuals who have a criminal record will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and, although a person who has committed a misdemeanor could volunteer in a school, the nature of the crime could limit the volunteer role that person could have. For example, a person convicted of misdemeanor theft could be restricted from access to Parent-Teacher Organization funds.
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