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Volunteer Clearances

Last Updated: 6/10/2019 4:53 PM

Legislation in Pennsylvania requires community members and parents to obtain clearances in order to volunteer in our schools.  If you have previously submitted your clearances to the Human Resources office, they are good for five (5) years from the date of the clearance.

Governor Wolf has waived the fees associated with the Pennsylvania State Police—Criminal Background Check and the Child Abuse History Clearance.  Since the FBI clearance is a federal program, those costs still remain; however, the district has decided to permit individuals who have resided in Pennsylvania continuously for ten years or more to sign a certification form that saves the volunteer the expense of the fee, ensures compliance with the law, and allows the district to maximize student safety.

Understanding that many community members will want to begin the process of securing clearances so that they are prepared for the start of the school year, we have provided several links and directions to assist you.  Once you have obtained the requisite clearances, please bring them to the Human Resources office for the Chester Upland School District, located in the Admin Wing, 1st Floor of Chester High School (232 W. 9th Street, Chester PA 19013).  Please be prepared to present a valid driver’s license or other photo identification. Our Human Resources Department will then add your name to the district list so that our educators can readily ensure that volunteers have the proper clearances.

 

Directions for Obtaining Clearances:

For Volunteers Who Have Resided in Pennsylvania Continuously for 10 Years or More

  • Complete ACT 34—Pennsylvania State Police—Request for Criminal Record Check at https://epatch.state.pa.us/
  • Complete ACT 151—Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance—Online Application at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
  • Drop off paperwork at the Chester Upland School District Human Resource Office.  Please be prepared to present a valid driver’s license or other photo identification.
  • Print and Complete this Volunteer Information and Certification Form.

 

For Volunteers Who Have NOT Resided in Pennsylvania Continuously for 10 Years or More

  • Complete ACT 34—Pennsylvania State Police—Request for Criminal Record Check at https://epatch.state.pa.us/
  • Complete ACT 151—Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance—Online Application at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
  • Complete Act 114—FBI Fingerprinting—To schedule your appointment, visit https://uenroll.identogo.com and enter Service Code 1KG6XN. You may also call 844-321-2101 to schedule an appointment
  • Complete ACT 114—FBI—Fingerprinting at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm Be certain to register under Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Drop off paperwork at the Chester Upland School District Human Resources Office.  Please be prepared to present a valid driver’s license or other photo identification.