Supervised and Unsupervised Volunteers

We want to thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering. The teachers, students and staff greatly appreciate the time you are willing to take to share wisdom and experience with those on the threshold of the future. You will add greatly to the educational experience of our students.

Individuals desiring to serve as an Unsupervised Volunteer must undergo a criminal background check annually. You can do this by completing the Release of Information Authorization Disclosure.

The Sioux Falls School District is committed to maintaining a constructive, safe school climate that is conducive to student learning and fostering an environment in which all students are treated with respect and dignity.

Persistent bullying can severely inhibit a student’s ability to learn and may have lasting negative effects on a student’s life. The bullying of students by students or third parties is strictly prohibited and shall not be tolerated.

Bullying consists of unwanted, repeated physical, verbal, non-verbal, written, electronic or any conduct directed toward a student(s) that involves an imbalance of power and is severe and objectively offensive that it:

has the purpose of creating or resulting in an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic environment, or

has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance which deprives the student access to educational opportunities.

    

What do you do if you have a concern?

Your first step should be to contact the school principal, or other program administrator to report your concern. If your complaint regards the administrator, please call the Instructional Planning Center at (605) 367-7900 to report your concern.

To file an official complaint, see below for more details. Complaint investigation forms can be found below or are available through every school office.

Student

Discrimination/Harassment/Bullying

  • Report immediately to the principal, program supervisor, or Civil Rights Officer (605) 367-4670

Staff

Discrimination/Harassment/Bulling

  • Report immediately to the principal, program supervisor, or Civil Rights Officer (605) 367-4670

Code of Conduct or other policy violation

  • Report to immediate supervisor, or Senior Director of Human Resources at (605) 367-7944

Negotiated Agreement Grievance

  • Refer to grievance process in the applicable negotiated Agreement

Member of the Public

Persons wishing to submit official complaints or concerns relating to the School District, its policies, personnel, programs, or instructional materials should begin at the level closest to the source of the complaint.