GCB – Community Support Groups


Community Support Groups

Relations with community support groups—

For purposes of this Policy, all student booster groups, parent booster groups

or other community groups whose aims or goals include in part to further the goals

of the School District shall be referred to as “Community Support Groups.”

In the absence of a specific written authorization by the Superintendent, no

Community Support Group is authorized to act on behalf of or represent the School

District. Any implication of actual or apparent agency of such Community Support

Groups to act on behalf of the School District is hereby negated and specifically


Use of school district name or insignia—

No organization shall be entitled to use any School District insignia,

designation or name without the express written permission from the Superintendent

of the School District. All written material of a non-School District organization listing

or using, in any capacity, a School District or individual school name, must also

contain a disclosure that the organization does not act on behalf of the School

District or individual school unless express written permission has been granted by

the Superintendent of the School District to do so.

Volunteer workers—

An individual volunteer worker who has been retained by a Community

Support Group does not have any authority to bind or to represent or act on behalf of

the School District unless otherwise specifically indicated in writing by the

Superintendent of the School District.

Liability insurance—

No individual, corporation or association or other entity shall be covered

under the School District’s insurance policies and/or State Risk Management policies

unless State Risk Management has specifically undertaken responsibility for such

activities. All persons who are solicited and undertake to perform services at the

request of a Community Support Group should look solely to that Community

Support Group for any insurance coverage or coverage of risks.

Discipline problem—

In the event that a volunteer of a Community Support Group undertakes to

perform services on behalf of the School District at the request of the Community

Support Group, such volunteer shall report all discipline problems related to School

District students or employees to the School District for oversight and correction.

Community support group use of school facilities—

A Community Support Group may use the school facilities under the same

circumstances and conditions as identified in Policy GC above. However, the School

District may, within its discretion, waive fees for use of the school building by such

Community Support Group.