Palm Springs Unified School District is pleased that you have offered to act as a volunteer. The Superintendent has established volunteer procedures to protect the safety of students, staff, parents and other community members. (Ed Code ยง49406(f), 35021.1, 35021.2)

Child Abuse Mandated Reporting

On September 29, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1432 (Chapter 797, Statutes of 2014). This new law went into effect on January 1, 2015, and will require California school districts to annually train mandated reporters on their child abuse reporting obligations under the law. โ€‹โ€‹

Volunteers: Mandated Reporter Training is an additional "clearance" that needs to be done by all volunteers BEFORE being approved. Although Volunteers are not mandated reporters, it is a requirement of the district to train all volunteers. Volunteer applications will now expire June 30 of every year to ensure this process is completed annually. Upon completing the training, the volunteer is required to print and initial their "Certificate of Completion". This certificate is required in order to "clear" the volunteer and forward their application for final approval. The certificate may be sent to Human Resources, Attn: Mario Castro or the volunteer may bring it directly to the Human Resources Office.

Mario Castro (760)416-6106 Mcastro1@psusd.us

Overview of the Volunteer Process :

  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Upload Copy of Drivers License
  • LiveScan Clearance โ€“ Cost covered by the School District
  • Complete Mandated Reporter Training Video & provide copy of certificate of completion