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 September 19, 2012

Mandatory DES Volunteer Training  


Greetings Parent Volunteers:


Ms. Jennifer Sanders, principal, and Dunwoody Elementary School staff would like to thank you personally for all your support and dependable assistance which you offer through your volunteer service to our school throughout the year.


Our school would not be able to run as smoothly and as effectively without you. We consider you a vital part of our Dunwoody Elementary School community.


The state of Georgia recently has passed a law expanding the listing of persons who are now categorized as mandated reporters of child abuse. This list now includes you as school volunteers. To assist with ensuring that all school volunteers are aware of the new responsibility and penalties associated with non-compliance, the DeKalb County School Social Work department has developed an informational presentation to be shared with those interested in volunteering in DeKalb schools.


As DES school social worker, I have teamed with Ms. Lisa Gurin, our media specialist and Ms. Shari Wassell from PTO to provide you a brief presentation relating to the responsibility of a volunteer as a mandated reporter. For your convenience, we are offering two different presentation dates and times. The first one will be Thursday, September 27th, at 8:00 am and the other on Wednesday, October 10th at 2:30 p.m. Both will be presented in the media center.


Please select one that best suits your schedule. Since this presentation is mandatory for all persons who volunteer in DeKalb County schools, you will be asked to sign a log indicating that you have viewed the presentation and understand your responsibilities. The presentation should last about 15 minutes. 


Please RSVP to the following sign-up genius: by Monday, September 24th regarding the date you selected.  Please email with any further questions you may have about attendance.


I look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have related to being a mandated reporter. We are working together to ensure that the students in our building remain safe and protected. 


Thank you,


Mrs. Julie Mann LCSW, MSW

School Social Worker

Dunwoody High School, Dunwoody Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Ashford Park Elementary Department of Exceptional Services