Guidelines for School Volunteers, Chaperones and Visitors

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 3:45 PM
Volunteers/Chaperones

To All Volunteers and Chaperones

Recent changes in the Child Protective Services Law require all volunteers who have direct contact with students to obtain the following three clearances:  A Child Abuse Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check and an FBI Clearance.  All clearances are now available electronically.

 

You will find the directions for obtaining the clearances below.  The cost of obtaining the clearances will be your responsibility.  Once you have obtained the certifications please hand them in at the front desk at the building in which you will be volunteering.  They will be sent to the Human Resources Department for verification. If you have any questions about obtaining your clearances please call Missy Finsterbusch at 610-627-6021.

 

Please allow enough time for the clearances to be verified prior to the date your volunteer work is to begin.

 
When you hand in your clearances for verification they must be less than 5 years old and will be valid for five years from the date of your oldest clearance.  Once obtained, clearances must be renewed every 60 months. If your clearances are older than one year, the actual clearance must be handed in, a receipt is not acceptable. If your FBI was done through the DPW, the original of the clearance must be seen.
 

Thank you for volunteering in Rose Tree Media School District.  You are providing a valuable service to our students.