Criminal Background Checks for Level 3 Volunteers
Volunteers who are interested in serving as a chaperone, math tutor, reading buddy, volunteer coordinator or instructing students after school in club activity, etc., are required to have a criminal background check prior to participation. In these specific areas of volunteerism, applicants must also have prior permission from the school administrator before completing the online application.
Level 3 Volunteers:
Chaperone for School Activity
Community Use Volunteer
- Volunteer Coordinator
Math Tutor or Reading Buddy
- After School Activites/Instruction
Volunteer Coordinators and school office personnel are available at each school to assist parents with completing the online volunteer application form. Any volunteer who selects a Level 3 must have an approved criminal background check before an assignment begins. For all other areas of volunteer activities, Level 1 or Level 2 volunteer opportunities, a criminal background check is not required. These activities include Athletic Boosters, Classroom Projects, School Fairs/Festivals, Field Day, Concessions, Test Proctors, Clerical Assistance, and many other areas of volunteer service.
For volunteers who are approved by the school administration for Level 3 participation, there is no cost to the volunteer for processing a criminal background check, except for Community Use Volunteer. The criminal background check is effective for seven years. If any indiscretion, suspicious activity, or criminal charge of a school volunteer is brought to the attention of the principal or superintendent's office, a criminal background check may be reprocessed and conducted at any time.
Volunteers receive electronic notification of approval or disapproval for Level 3 volunteer participation based on the findings of the criminal background check.