Pennridge School District recognizes the importance of the added support our many dedicated volunteers provide to our schools and students; and, we are very grateful that you decided to volunteer. We welcome you and thank you for your interest in volunteering!
PA legislation requires parent and community members to obtain background checks in order to volunteer in public schools. As such, Pennridge School District has adopted Board Policy 916, which outlines certain requirements and procedures for volunteering in the District.
Our goal is to provide the safest possible environment for the students of the Pennridge School District, while maintaining the community relationship that is so vitally important to reinforcing social and emotional learning in our students.
We understand the commitment on your part to comply with the PA legislative and District requirements and have provided the links below to assist you in obtaining clearances.
Prior to volunteering in a school or on a school trip, a volunteer must complete and submit the following items in person to the District Administration Office. Be sure to bring a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with you when submitting your clearances. When applying for clearances, begin the process well in advance of when you want to start volunteering to ensure the process is completed in time for your date of service.
- PDE form 6004 – Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form
PDE Form 6004 - Arrest & Conviction Report
- PA State Criminal History Report(obtained online; cost: (No Cost)
- Child Abuse Certification(obtained online; cost: (No Cost)
- FBI Criminal History Report(fingerprinting required - apply online; cost: (Current Cost $25.25)
Enter Service Code 1KG6ZJ
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After you are fingerprinted, within 24 to 48 hours, you will receive an email message from Identogo with your certificate. Print your certificate and bring it to the DAO along with the other 3 clearances and your driver’s license. We will verify your clearance documents and you will be put into the Raptor system.
In addition, volunteers who work with children 10 or more hours a week, must also obtain a TB test:
- TB Test current test result must be no more than 90-days old prior to submission (in accordance with PA School Code 23.44)
Once all of the above items are completed, please take PDE form 6004, original clearances, fingerprinting receipt, and (when applicable) TB Test results to the District Administration Office in person. It is important to note that all clearances being presented to the district for the first time must be no older than 12 months; TB Test results must be no older than 90 days.
The Human Resources Office will review the information and add your name to the District list of approved volunteers. If additional information is required, you will be notified by a Human Resources Office staff member.
Volunteers are required to obtain all new clearances every sixty (60) months from the most recent date of the volunteer clearances.
If you have questions regarding the Pennridge School District volunteer requirements, please contact the Human Resources Office at 215-257-5011.
Your patience, cooperation and understanding regarding the need for student safety is greatly appreciated. Pennridge School District values their volunteers and encourages you to remain involved as an active participant in the District.