Approval

Approval Process Fingerprinting | TB Screening | Megan's Law

AUSD School Volunteer Approval Process

Volunteers who will be asked to supervise students outside the presence of staff must be fingerprinted. Please note that students must be directly supervised by a certificated employee during the instructional day.

Schools will refer volunteers who will be asked to supervise students outside the presence of staff to Human Resources to process the necessary paperwork, including payment of $56.00 for the cost of fingerprinting.


All other volunteers (processed by the school site)

All other volunteers may be processed and approved at the school site by completing the Volunteer Agreement/Authorization Form. This procedure must be followed for every volunteer each school year, even if the person was authorized to volunteer in previous years. The Volunteer Agreement/Authorization form must be completed before volunteers begin their service.

School site personnel (including PTA members) may process volunteers by completing the following steps.

  1. Volunteer Information/Agreement form is completed by appropriate school personnel and volunteer.
  2. School personnel verifies volunteer’s name and ID number, and initials form.
  3. School personnel uses the Department of Justice database website to check volunteer’s status as a registered sex offender.
  4. Principal must authorize the volunteer. Principals may not authorize persons to volunteer if they indicate that they have been convicted of a violent or serious felony or if they are registered sex offenders. Principal must keep volunteer forms on file at the office for the duration of the school year.
Persons who have been convicted of violent or serious felonies may not volunteer.

Fingerprinting: Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Pick up "Request for Live Scan Service" form at AUSD HR 
 
2060 Challenger Way Suite 300
Alameda, 94501
Phone: (510) 337-7070

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8-5pm

Tuesday and Friday 8-4pm

Let them know you are a Volunteer for Bay Farm Elementary.
Suite 300 is on the side of the main building so you have to walk around the other side, on the right, if you were facing the main entrance.

Step 2:

Fingerprinting

Walk-in Live Scan services are available at the
UPS Store
875 Island Dr, Ste A, Safeway Plaza
Alameda, CA 94502
Phone: (510) 522-1234

Walk-in Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:30pm

Saturday 9am-4:30pm

$30 for Volunteers of AUSD. Fingerprints are electronically scanned. Form will be filled out. UPS store keeps the original form. They will give you 2 copies (1 for your records and 1 to submit to AUSD HR).
 

There is also a UPS store located nearby AUSD (Lucky shopping center).

Step 3: 

Money Order

AUSD HR requires a $32 money order with return of form. Safeway on Bay Farm offers Money Orders at the Customer Service desk. $1 fee for money orders. Cash only.

Step 4:
 
Return form and money order to AUSD HR


Step 5: 

AUSD HR will verify the results of the Live Scan
They will notify Mimi at the Bay Farm Office.
TB clearance is handled by Bay Farm Elementary Main Office.

Process complete.

Tuberculosis Screening

Volunteers who will serve the entire school year and who have frequent or prolonged contact with students:
If, in the judgment of the school principal, a person intends to volunteer on a regular basis for the entire school year and they will have frequent and prolonged contact with students, the person must submit evidence that he/she is free of active tuberculosis. The person must provide the school site with a doctor’s certification that he/she was examined within the past 60 days and that he/she has tested negative for tuberculosis.

A negative TB certification is valid for four years. School personnel should attach the TB certification to the Volunteer Agreement/Authorization form. If the person must be fingerprinted due to the nature of their service as set forth above, Human Resources will process the TB clearance.


Volunteers who will not have frequent or prolonged contact with students:

All other volunteers may be exempted from the tuberculosis testing requirements if, in the judgment of the school principal, the person will not serve the entire school year and will not have frequent or prolonged contact with students.

Low cost TB testing/For skin test only
AA1 Health Service
1002 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
phone: 510-521-6078

Mon-Thur 9 am to 5 pm
Cost $20, no checks.
No appointment needed.

Megan's Law

A new California law, Assembly Bill 488 (Nicole Parra), sponsored by the Attorney General now provides the public with Internet access to detailed information on registered sex offenders.

This expanded access allows the public for the first time to use their personal computers to view information on sex offenders required to register with local law enforcement under California's Megan's Law. Previously, the information was available only by personally visiting police stations and sheriff offices or by calling a 900 toll-number. The new law was given final passage by the Legislature on August 24, 2004 and signed by the Governor on September 24, 2004.


For more than 50 years, California has required sex offenders to register with their local law enforcement agencies. However, information on the whereabouts of these sex offenders was not available to the public until the implementation of the Child Molester Identification Line in July 1995. The information available was further expanded by California's Megan's Law in 1996 (Chapter 908, Stats. of 1996).


California's Megan's Law provides the public with certain information on the whereabouts of sex offenders so that members of our local communities may protect themselves and their children. Megan's Law is named after seven-year-old Megan Kanka, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester who had moved across the street from the family without their knowledge. In the wake of the tragedy, the Kankas sought to have local communities warned about sex offenders in the area. All states now have a form of Megan's Law.


The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against an offender.


Enter the California’s Megan Law sex offender locator site.