Volunteer Eligibility Standards

A school district must perform a criminal history record search for all teachers and volunteers. Texas Education Code defines a volunteer as “a person providing services for or on behalf of a school district, on the premises of the district or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity on or off school property, who does not receive compensation in excess of reimbursement for expenses.” When a volunteer applicant registers with the ParentSquare platform, they must complete a background check form that facilitates this request for placement from any pertinent source in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Education Code  Section 22.083. CFBISD has two tiers of volunteership to expand participation in campus or school sponsored activities.

Tier 1 Volunteer

A Tier 1 volunteer is eligible to assist in a single event or regularly occurring event (such as a single campus hosted event, athletics or extracurricular event, or weekly activity) where:

  1. The volunteer will not be supervising or left alone with a child/children that is not the applicants child(ren)/under their guardianship

  2. AND a school district employee will be present for the entire event.

Specific eligibility requirements for a Tier 1 Volunteer:

  1. A community member or community partner organization member or

  2. The parent, guardian, or grandparent of a child who is enrolled in the district or school for which the person volunteers or is applying to volunteer that:

    1. will be accompanied by a school district employee while on a school campus;

    2. or is volunteering for a single event on the school campus AND has NOT been convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication / community supervision for:

    3. an offense for which a defendant is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; OR

    4. a felony offense under Title 5 or Title 6 of the Texas Penal Code, involving a child; OR a Misdemeanor or Felony conviction under the laws of another state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed under this subsection.

Tier 2 Volunteer

A Tier 2 volunteer is eligible to perform any volunteer roles ( such as a field trip chaperone, mentoring or internship role) and can supervise or be left alone with a child/children that is not their child/under their guardianship while at a school sponsored event on or off campus.

Specific eligibility requirements for a Tier 2 Volunteer:
The parent, guardian, grandparent or relative of a child who is enrolled in the district or school for which the person volunteers or is applying to volunteer that:

  1. Meets the eligibility requirements of a Tier 1 Volunteer AND

  2. Does not meet the disqualifications below:

An applicant is disqualified from Tier 2 volunteer opportunities if the applicant:

  1. Was found guilty/convicted or placed on deferred adjudication/community service OR was sentenced by the court in conjunction with a guilty sentence

  2. AND the findings of the court have not been dismissed, are not in a pending status, nor has the conviction(s) been pardoned or expunged for:

    1. Texas Penal Code Prohibited Offenses:

  • A Misdemeanor OR Felony under Title 5 Offenses Against the Person Chapters 19, 20, 21 OR involving a child

  • A Misdemeanor OR Felony under Title 6 Offenses involving a child

  • A Misdemeanor OR Felony under Title 8 Offenses Against Public Administration Chapters 36, 37, 38.17, 39

  • A Misdemeanor OR Felony under Title 9 Offenses Against Public Order and Decency Chapter 42: 42.072, 42.078, 42.08, Chapter 43 Subchapter A, Subchapter B: 43.24, 43.25, 43.251, 43.26, 43.261, 43.262

  • A Misdemeanor OR Felony under Title 10 Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, and Morals Chapter 46 Subchapter A, Subchapter B: 43.24, 43.25, 43.251, 43.26, 43.261 or 43.262​

  1. Health & Safety Code Title 6 Subtitle C Chapter 481 Prohibited Offenses:

  • A Misdemeanor within the last 5 years (from the disposition date) OR a Felony within the last 10 years (from the disposition date) for Health & Safety Code Title 6 Subtitle C Chapter 481 Offenses: 481.119, 481.124, 481.27, 481.131, 481.133, 481.136-481.139, 481.141, 481.1245, 481.1285.

Exception: Misdemeanor possession of a non-controlled substance (< 2 ounces-if applicable)