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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.

 
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all volunteers will need to have clearances.  If you plan to volunteer in your child's school this year, please obtain clearances before the school year starts.  This will ensure there are no delays preventing you from volunteering or chaperoning a trip during the year.
 
How to obtain clearances:
 
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE
 
VOLUNTEERS/CHAPERONES: Click on the yellow button that says "New Record Check"
Follow instructions for filling out application. There is no cost for volunteers.
After completing the application information and payment, a box will show that contains:
Control #, Name.............
Click on Control #
Click on Certification Form
Print Form - this is your background clearance

 

FBI CLEARANCE – IDEMIA – 1-844-321-2101

  1. Register online or by phone.
  2. Online: https://uenroll.identogo.com
  3. Enter Service Code 1KG6Y3
  4. Click: Schedule or Manage an appointment – the top of the screen should say “1KG6Y3 Pennsylvania PDE-Volunteer”
  5. Fill in the information on the page and click next. Follow through completing all of the pages.
  6. On the last page you will schedule your fingerprint appointment
  7. Payment in the amount of $22.60 will be made at the fingerprint site by credit card, money order or check.
  8. Be sure to bring your ID with you to the fingerprint site.

 
 
CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE
 
The application for the Child Abuse Clearance must be completed online at the following link:
 
 
 You will need to create a log-in before applying. There is no cost for volunteers/chaperones. After you apply for the child abuse clearance, you will receive an email confirming your application. You will be able to obtain your child abuse clearance  by logging back in and printing it, you do not need to wait for it to come in the mail.
 


Guidelines for School Volunteers, Chaperones and Visitors

 

Volunteer – An individual who voluntarily offers and provides a service to the District without receiving compensation.

Visitor – A parent or other adult who attends an event at school but who is not responsible for students.

Example:  Parent attending a concert, a grandparent who attends Grandparents’ Day, A parent who comes in to attend a Halloween Party.

PTG Volunteer -  recruited by the PTG to work PTG Events held on school district grounds and involving direct contact with Rose Tree Media students.

Chaperones – parents or other adults, not school district employees, who travel with students on a field trip, either a day trip or overnight trip.      

Contact with Students – Has direct contact with students whether on his/her own    or under the supervision of a teacher or administrator employed by the district.

Single Event Volunteer – Volunteer for a single event lasting not more than a few hours.

Short-term Volunteer – on an occasional basis not exceeding two (2) weeks during the school year.

Long-Term Volunteer – from time to time throughout the school year.

 

Visitors – No Clearances needed

Single Event – No Clearances needed

Short Term Volunteer – Clearances Needed

Long Term Volunteer – Clearances Needed

Chaperones – Clearances Needed