School Volunteers-Chaperones

The Board of Education recognizes that volunteers can make many valuable contributions to our schools. The Board endorses a volunteer program that encourages community residents to take an active role to become school volunteers subject to suitable regulations and safeguards.

The New Milford Public Schools recognizes that just about any volunteer situation may result in direct contact with students.  Our obligation to take appropriate measures to keep our children safe is one of our primary concerns. We will be requiring criminal history checks, at no cost to you, of all adults who wish to act as volunteers in our schools or chaperones on our field trips.

The district will provide dates and times for you to come in and be fingerprinted. Each building principal will supply those individuals who wish to volunteer with more specific information.