Volunteers in Pueblo's Schools (VIPS)
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make this year the best year ever
for a child!
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will open a way
for all children to learn,
lead and serve to their full potential now and in
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Pueblo, CO 81003
Background Check Procedures for Pueblo City Schools
As stated in School Board Policy IJOC, school
volunteers provide an invaluable service by supporting district instructional
programs and extra curricular activities. The purpose of the Pueblo City Schools
volunteer program, VIPS, shall be to:
1. Assist employees in providing
more individualization and enrichment of instruction.
2. Build an
understanding of school programs among interested citizens, thus stimulating
widespread involvement in total education process.
school/community relations through positive participation.
with our students is not a right, but a privilege. Assuring as much as possible
the well-being of our children in their learning environment is the paramount
consideration of background checks. The following procedure is used in making
background checks for volunteers:
-The volunteer applicant obtains an
application/agreement from the VIPS Coordinator at the Administrative Services
-The applicant fills out and submits the application to the VIPS
-The VIPS Coordinator submits the application to the Office of
Human Resources for the background check. The application is processed through
the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website at District expense.
results of the background check are returned to the VIPS Coordinator.
VIPS Coordinator notifies the appropriate principal(s) of the names of
individuals that have been approved or denied to work as a volunteer. No other
information is released.
-No applicants with felonies on their records will
be approved. Those with charged felonies that are dismissed will also not be
-Applicants with misdemeanors will be approved on a case-by-case
-Falsification of applications will constitute an automatic denial of
the volunteer privilege.