Volunteer Background Checks
With student safety in mind, the district has developed a new policy for conducting background checks on volunteers in our schools. Any volunteer who will have care or custody of students will undergo a criminal history records check, prior to being allowed to participate in any activity or program. A form must be completed prior to the background check being conducted and is available at all school buildings and at Central Office.
The district may conduct the check through various internet sites such as the Sex Offender Registry (SOR), Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT), or the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). Volunteers with unsupervised care or custody of students will also undergo a fingerprinting background check.
Information and records obtained from criminal history background checks will be considered confidential and will not be disseminated to anyone not directly involved in evaluating the volunteer’s capabilities and qualifications.