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Desert Sands 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 §49406(f), 35021.1, 35021.2)

Child Abuse Mandated Reporting

In 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1432 (Chapter 797, Statutes of 2014). This new law went into effect on January 1, 2015, and requires California school districts to annually train mandated reporters on their child abuse reporting obligations under the law. ​​

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. An email will be sent, 3-5 business days after the volunteer submits/renews their application, with a link and username to access a 32 minute training video.

Volunteer applications expire June 30 of every year to ensure this process is completed annually.