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Policies & Administrative Rules Pertaining to District & Community Relations
Albany is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley just 44 miles north of Eugene, 69 miles south of Portland, and 24 miles south of Salem, Oregon's state capitol. Nestled between the Coast and the Cascade Mountains allows an easy drive to ocean beaches or snow covered slopes.
The city is noted for its vibrant industries, including rare metals, foods and grass seed. Albany also is nationally famous for its preservation of historic homes and neighborhoods. It is home to Linn-Benton Community College and is a short drive from Portland, Oregon's largest city.
Below is a list of Community Partners that support the Greater Albany Public School District.
Greater Albany Public Schools appreciates the volunteer efforts that support our schools. The school district encourages parents and community volunteers to be in our schools for the primary purpose of enriching the education opportunities for students.
The district requires all volunteers to be familiar with its volunteer policies. Policies include JHFF, IICC and IICC-AR. For everyone's protection, GAPS requires all volunteers to complete a Criminal History Verification application prior to engaging in any volunteer activities. Please view the District's Volunteer Guidelines (English or Español) for more.
Safety trainings are also available to volunteers to assist them in providing a safe and secure environment for themselves and students. If interested, please click on the following link: SafeSchools Training.
Criminal Background Check
Please complete the District's online Criminal Background Check form one time only within a two-year period. If you completed a background check for 2012-13 you DO NOT need to complete one as approval is good for two years.
For more information about volunteering please contact the Human Resources Department by phone: 541-967-4501; fax: 541-967-4587; or at 718 7th Ave. SW, Albany, OR 97321.