All school volunteers are required to complete child abuse clearances, criminal background checks, and possibly fingerprinting. This is a change in the law from prior years. These forms need to be turned in to the school office before anyone can volunteer in the school in any capacity, whether it be in the classroom, in the kitchen, or on field trips.
PA Child Abuse ClearancePA Child Abuse Clearances are free for volunteers. Use the link above. Select "Individual Account" and proceed through the steps.
PA Criminal Background CheckPA Criminal Background Checks are free for volunteers. Use the link above. Select "New Record Check" and follow the instructions.
FBI - Criminal History Fingerprint Record CheckVolunteers who have lived in the state of PA for at least the past 10 years may complete the FBI Fingerprint Record Check form (above). Fingerprinting is only necessary if you have not lived in the state of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years. If you need to be fingerprinted, please contact the Business Office for further instructions.
Already have your clearances?Volunteers may bring in a copy of their PA clearances from other organizations or churches with which they volunteer, as long as these clearances are dated within the past 60 months. If you have not had fingerprinting done with another organization, you will need to fill out the FBI Fingerprint Record Check form, or if you have not lived in the state of PA for at least the past 10 years, you will need to get fingerprints done (please contact the Business Office for further instructions).
Have additional questions?Please contact Keturah Roberts with any additional questions.