Volunteers in Education
Jo McCord, Volunteer Coordinator
As a school volunteer you will be assisting the school staff on a regular basis, helping to provide the best possible educational experiences for each child. Your contribution is important!
All of the schools in Broken Arrow operate under the policies set forth by the Broken Arrow Public Schools Board of Education. All of the schools are alike in many ways, but because each school has procedures designed to meet specific needs, each school has its own personality, too.
Your contribution to the program may vary as well. Some volunteers tutor boys and girls. Others help teachers with bulletin boards and room set-up, or work in a clerical capacity or as a mentor, chaperone for field trips, kindergarten clinic, Project Graduation, or work with their PTA by being a room mother. Whatever capacity you decide, your talents, hobbies, experiences and personality will add a new dimension to the volunteer program.
Comprehensive research of more than 85 recent studies document the profound benefits for students when family members participate in their children's education.
If you are interested in volunteering or wanting more information, please e-mail Jo McCord or call her at 918.259.5717.
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- The Volunteer Program has been established since 1978.
- For the past 8 years more than 1000 men and women have volunteered their time each school year.
- For the past 8 years more than 100,000 hours have been logged each school year.
- Volunteers range from age 14 to 80.
- Volunteers save our district more than $500,000 a school year.
Did You Know?
- When parents volunteer in their school, students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior.
- Students whose parents are involved in their education have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment in post-secondary education.
- The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement.
- Students behaviors, such as alcohol use, violence and antisocial behavior decease with parent involvement.
- Schools that work well with parent volunteers have improved teacher morale.