VOLUNTEER UPDATE

KELSO SCHOOL DISTRICT VOLUNTEER PROCESS 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Kelso School District! Our volunteers make a difference in our student’s lives and in our communities. We appreciate your willingness to take part in our volunteer onboarding process in order to keep our students and our staff safe. If you have questions about becoming a volunteer with the Kelso School District, please contact Crystal Rhodes at 360-501-1934 or at crystal.rhodes@kelsosd.org. All volunteers in the Kelso School District must complete the Steps to Becoming a Volunteer outlined below and receive notification of clearance from Kelso School District before participating in volunteer activities. Approved applicants are permitted to volunteer in all Kelso schools for two years from the date of fingerprint clearance.

On August 18, 2021, the Governor of Washington State announced a directive requiring all volunteers for public schools to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be required to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status in order to be approved to volunteer in our schools.

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer:

  1. Apply online at the following link…
    https://bit.ly/KSDvolunteerapp

  2. Get fingerprinted (see the fingerprinting options below)

  3. Turn in your fingerprints, fingerprint payment (cashier’s check, money order, or personal check made out to OSPI for $45.25) and your proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the District office

The secretary at the school you are volunteering at will have access to see when you have been cleared by Human Resources. Please follow-up with the school secretary after you have turned in your fingerprints to check on the status of your clearance.

FINGERPRINTING OPTIONS:

OPTION 1: Local Police Station or Sheriff’s Office

You will need to contact the police station in the county or city that you live in and inquire about fingerprinting services and getting an appointment time.You will need to present valid photo I. D., such as a driver’s license or passport. Once you have been fingerprinted, please return the fingerprint card to Human Resources with a cashier’s check, personal check, or money order made out to OSPI for $45.25. We will mail the card on your behalf.

OPTION 2: ESD 112

You will need to schedule an appointment online by visiting, https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16644213 . Please bring a government issued photo I. D., such as a driver’s license or passport, with you to the appointment. There will be a fee due at time of fingerprinting services. Visa or Mastercard ONLY. You will NOT need to bring your fingerprints into Kelso School District as they will be sent directly to OSPI from ESD.

ESD 112
2500 NE 65th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98661
360-750-7503

We appreciate the commitment and time that our volunteers devote to our schools and our students and we can't wait until we are able to have volunteers back in our schools. Please regularly check this page for volunteer updates.

Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age,veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Holly Budge, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.

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