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​School Volunteer FAQs



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What school volunteers are required to have background checks?

Which background checks are needed?

Can a child abuse history certification or PSP criminal history obtained for volunteer activities be used for other volunteer activities?

​Can a child abuse history certification or PSP criminal history certification obtained for volunteer activities be used for employment purposes?

Can FBI Criminal History certifications obtained through the Department of Human Services be accepted by schools for volunteer purposes?

Can a school print out an FBI criminal history record to give to an applicant if an applicant requests a copy?

What are the background check responsibilities concerning adults who have direct contact with children as part of an internship, externship, work-study, co-op, or similar programs?

How is “immediate vicinity” defined?

How is “regular intervals” defined?

Do Home School co-operatives need background checks?

What if our local school board policies do not currently reflect the changes to the revised act?

Who should schools contact if they have questions?