EES Parent Volunteer Training
Who are Parent Volunteers?
o All parents who volunteer in the classroom
o All parents who volunteer to chaperone a field trip
The purpose of the training
To comply with MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030
To review how to report suspected child abuse
To review the importance of protecting all students’
To review general expectations of parent volunteers
MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030
Requires employee or parent volunteers of
the Howard County Public School System to
report any suspicion of child abuse or
neglect to Howard County Department of
Provides immunity from civil liability or
criminal penalty for a report made in good
Failure to report may result in suspension or
termination of services
Role of Child Abuse Liaison
Coordinates support for students suspected of
being abused or neglected
Acts as resource for information relating to child
abuse and neglect reporting procedures
Assists with completion of child abuse reporting
forms as needed
You may contact Kristen Tacka, Child Abuse
Liaison if you would like support during the
Reporting Child Abuse or Neglect
Make oral report immediately to
Department of Social Services
Follow up with written report within 48
hours (forms are in the front office).
Tell Mr. Caldwell, Principal, and Mrs. Tacka,
Liaison, that a report was filed.
A copy of the report WILL NOT be kept in
student educational record.
Parent Volunteer Code of Ethics
Confidentiality: Any information you
have access to in the school or classroom
As a volunteer, you are required to protect
the confidentiality of all student
information that you see or hear while
Parent Volunteer Expectations
Thank you for volunteering!
Please make arrangements for siblings to stay home so that
you can focus on enjoying your volunteering experience.
Please do not take photographs of students. Other students’
parents are depending on us to protect their child’s privacy.
Please keep your cell phones on mute and out of sight when
Certificate of Completion
Elkridge Elementary School
This is to certify that I have viewed the HCPSS Child
Abuse Reporting Procedures and Parent Volunteer
Code of Ethics and understand my responsibilities
with regard to these policies.
Please print, sign, and return this certificate to the EES front office.