All parents volunteering in classrooms or volunteering in after school clubs or activities must have clearances on file with the school. This includes chaperoning a field trip. Clearances are free to obtain for volunteers.
There are 3 required components:
- You will need to obtain a free Criminal Record Check
- You will also need to obtain a free Child Abuse History Clearance.
- If you have lived in Pennsylvania for 10 years or more, you may sign a waiver stating that and avoid being fingerprinted. If you have lived in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years, you will need to obtain fingerprints from Cogent. There is a cost of around $25 for this.
All clearances are valid for 5 years. Please turn in copies of your clearances to the office as soon as you receive them.
As of now, volunteers without clearances will not be able to volunteer in the building until all of their clearances are updated.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.