Please note that if your child requires medication on any band trip (even over the counter medication) you MUST submit a doctor’s order for it. You should also submit District Medical Permission Form - Doctor's Orders.
Volunteers must obtain the following certifications:
Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); and
Child Abuse History certification from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse).
A fingerprint based federal criminal history (Federal Bureau of Investigation) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent IS REQUIRED IF THE VOLUNTEER IS CHAPERONING A FIELD TRIP.
Please be aware that the Act 34 and Act 151 clearances are available online can be done anytime. You will need to register online for the FBI fingerprint clearance and then go to an approved provider for your fingerprints. PA Act 34 Clearance - Criminal Record Check
Under Act 15 of 2015 (the Act), which amends the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law, volunteers who are responsible for the child’s welfare or who have “direct volunteer contact” with children at a school will be required to have background checks. PA Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
If the volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years AND WILL ONLY BE WORKING WITH STUDENTS IN DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DISTRICT, they may sign the volunteer affidavit in lieu of fingerprints.
Learn more about clearance law on the school district website including the service code for FBI fingerprints.