Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools

 

Adult and Parent Volunteering

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or chaperon for any of our buildings, first, let us thank you for your dedication to community services and the children of this community. Volunteering not only helps the staff and teachers, but also teaches students that community involvement is important, and again we gratefully thank you for your time.

In order to be a volunteer or chaperon, the following guidelines are outlined in the building student handbook, is a Newton Falls Board of Education policy, and is stated within the Ohio Revised Code (ORC):

  1. Each volunteer must have a current BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) background check.
  2. Volunteers are not permitted to bring any pre-school age children with them while they are volunteering.

How long does the BCI Last?

We receive questions at the board of education office often as to how long a BCI is good, and when another one is needed. If you will have any direct contact to students (who are not your own children) you will have to have a BCI in order to be within the school buildings. Here is a list to help you determine if you need a BCI:

  • All parent volunteers with a BCI will be honored as long as they have a student enrolled in Newton Falls School District. Once your child(ren) has (have) graduated, you will have to renew your BCI every (5) five years, if you want to remain volunteering.
  • All staff has to renew their BCI every (5) years.
  • All adult (non-parent) staff have to renew every (5) years.
  • All coaching staff have to renew every (5) years.
  • Any "new" employee to the district has to have a new BCI/FBI.

How do you get a current BCI?

Receiving a current BCI is a simple process. You will need to call the Trumbull County Board of Education at (330) 505-2800 and make an appointment. When you go for your appointment, you will need a money order for $30.00 payable to: Trumbull Country Educational Service Center.

The address of the service center for your appointment is: 6000 Youngstown Warren Rd., Niles, OH 44446-4603. (Corner of Rt46 and Rt 422 - next to Marcs and Staples).

PLEASE DO NOT GO WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT AND MONEY ORDER

For a printable version of these directions, please CLICK HERE.

ABC Volunteer Service Reimbursement

If you are volunteering for the ABC club, they do offer reimbursement for the BCI application fee. The following requirements apply:

20 hours of classroom and/or ABC volunteer service is required before we will reimburse you for the BCI. We realize many parents work during the day and are unable to help in the classroom on a regular basis, but there are MANY other opportunities for you to volunteer. A copy of your money order, as well as 20 hours of volunteer service must be turned into the (elementary) office for reimbursement.

Parent Volunteering Inforgraphic
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Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools
909 1/2 Milton Blvd., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444
Superintendent's Office: 330-872-5445
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