• Volunteering in Our School


    To ensure a safe learning environment for students, the district screens all individuals prior to allowing them access to our school buildings.  

    Volunteers, in particular, are asked to complete the online Volunteer background check and questionairre  here and must pass this background check prior to admittance.  In the past, the district would cover charges acquired through formal background checks of volunteers.  In an effort to stay fiscally responsible, the district now requests that volunteers cover the $15 fee associated with the cost of their background check.  Once approved, a volunteer can serve without charge for 5 years until an updated background check is necessary.   

    We understand the positive impact volunteers have on our school district and hope that this fee will not deter those individuals from continuing to do so.  With questions regarding the policy change, please contact Lynette Foster at 515-984-3400  x2160 or lynette.foster@northpolk.org.