LAUSD opens more fingerprint centers for volunteers
Chase Niesner | February 20, 2014
LAUSD parents looking to volunteer at their child’s school no longer have to brave the LA freeways to get fingerprinted at the district’s downtown headquarters.
Thanks to a recently passed resolution sponsored by board members Tamar Galatzan, Steve Zimmer and Monica Garcia, parents can have their fingerprints processed at local Educational Service Centers, a change to encourage more parent volunteers across the district.
“Allowing volunteers to help on campus gives interested parents a way to support the school, and builds strong ties between school, home and community,” Galatzan said in a press release. “Research also shows that parent involvement is associated with higher student achievement.”
Applicants still must pay the $56 processing fee and show proof of a tuberculosis test, which can cost as much as $40 at a health clinic.
Fingerprinting is done weekdays, 8 am – 4 pm, at these locations within LAUSD’s Educational Service Centers. The district recommends to call ahead for an appointment.
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