Bowman Elementary School Volunteer Opportunities
Anyone who is interested in volunteering at Lexington Public Schools must have a valid CORI background check on file. CORI background checks are valid for three years. The administrative assistant at your school’s office can check if you have a valid CORI on file.
- Cori Volunteer Request Forms
After filling out the CORI form, please bring a government issued photo ID to the main office of the school you select as your primary location.
- School Facilities Request Form
Please fill out School Facilities Request form (if needed) and bring to the school’s main office.
There is no better way to learn about your school and to help your school than to share your time and talent with us. You may choose, for example, to volunteer as a library helper, to assist students with computers, be a member of the PTA Board, serve on a PTA committee, chaperone a field trip, share an activity with children in a classroom, or help in a classroom. Call the school for further information. Volunteers are subject to CORI checks based on the following statute:
M.G.L. c. 71, § 38R requires all schools in Massachusetts to conduct criminal background checks on current and prospective employees and volunteers, including those who regularly provide school related transportation to students and those who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children. The CORI law requires a school or district to notify all persons for whom a CORI is requested that such information is being or may be obtained. Prospective employees and volunteers are required to complete and sign a CORI Request Form which is available through the secretary at each of our six elementary schools. The Request Form is used to document that we have provided you with notice that a CORI is being conducted and to verify your identity through a government issued form of photographic identification (usually a driver’s license). If you have any questions concerning the CORI process please contact the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.