For Parents

Volunteer Background Checks

If you would like to serve as a volunteer at your child’s school, you are required to complete the Volunteer Background Check Authorization form.  

The form can be accessed here: Volunteer Background Check Form 

The Lake Shore Public Schools greatly appreciates the support of our families and the involvement of parents/guardians as volunteers. While we welcome parent/guardian volunteers, it is important that we follow Board Policy 3120.09 (Volunteers) which states that, "Any person who volunteers to work with the District shall be screened through the Internet sites for the Sex Offenders Registry (SOR) list, the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) criminal history records check and the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS) prior to being allowed to participate in any activity or program." This screening process is to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff in each building.

It is also important to remind all volunteers that they shall agree to abide by all Board Policies and District Guidelines while on duty as a volunteer. This includes, but is not limited to, following the sign-in procedures established at each building, wearing proper identification while volunteering, maintaining confidentiality of each student, remaining in a location visible to district staff when working with students, reporting all behavior concerns to the lead teacher and/or building principals, and refraining from disciplining or touching students in a corrective manner.

Volunteers are covered under the District’s liability policy, but are not covered by its health insurance policy nor are they eligible for Workers’ Compensation.

Names of individuals completing a volunteer form will be maintained in a database and shared with building office staff. Buildings may only utilize approved volunteers and will follow their own established processes for contacting approved volunteers throughout the school year.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Szep, H.R. Admin Support, at 586-285-8884 or kszep@lsps.org. 

Thank you for your continued support of our children and school community! 



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