Are undocumented parents required to undergo fingerprinting in order to volunteer at school?

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All parents, irrespective of their legal status, have a right to participate in their children’s education and are encouraged to do so. Proof of legal residency is not a prerequisite to the enrollment of their children in school or participation in school activities.

San Juan Unified requires that all volunteers who may be left with students while unsupervised by school staff for any amount of time be fingerprinted. Parents and volunteers who will be supervised directly by school staff at all times are not required to undergo a fingerprint background check. School staff should know which of their volunteers are fingerprinted and which are not at all times.

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