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 - Volunteer Disclosure FormAll volunteers must complete the FBI Volunteer Disclosure form. 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, follow these 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. Every volunteer will still need to fill out the FBI Volunteer Disclosure Form and turn it into the Business Office (and if necessary, obtain fingerprinting).
Have additional questions?Please contact Janelle Beitzel with any additional questions.