In November 2014, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted wide sweeping changes to the Child Protective Services Law that went into effect December 31, 2014. As such, this has impacted the school district in a number of ways to include the requirement for volunteers to obtain clearances. The district has required clearances for some volunteer positions but not all. The changes to CPSL require that all volunteers who have direct interaction with children have clearances, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, those clearances must be updated every three (3) years.
Volunteer activities include: booster organizations where volunteers are chaperoning students, any home and school activities where volunteers are interacting with children, any volunteer coaches, any volunteers for school trips, and any volunteers for classroom activities.
The volunteer instructions to obtain clearances and the volunteer affidavit are available through links under the Students/Parents area.