• Volunteers must schedule an appointment with the Personnel Office after all clearance materials have been obtained - 

    When all clearance materials have been obtained it will be necessary for you to contact the Personnel Office at 717-957-6000, option #5 and schedule an appointment to obtain your volunteer badge.  You will be required to present your documentation along with a valid photo id.

    Clearance & Training Requirements -

    New State Act Increases Background Check Requirements for School Volunteers

    Governor Thomas Corbett signed into law Act 153 of 2014, that amended the State Child Protective Services Law and the Public School Code to impose greater background check requirements on school employees, and volunteers having direct contact with children. 

    Effective July 1, 2015, volunteers must obtain all necessary clearances. If there is a question as to whether or not clearances are required for your participation, contact a District Administrator.

    New background checks and mandated reporter training requirements for Volunteers

    The definition of a volunteer as provided is “Persons having direct contact and interaction with students.” In an attempt to comply with Act 153, Susquenita School District will view the following as volunteers due to the potential of having direct contact with students. PTO or Booster Organization Members, chaperones, persons assisting with athletic or music events, persons working in concession stands, school security personnel, as well as classroom volunteers. The only exception that would apply to PTO and Booster members needing clearances would be for those organization members who would never see themselves in a position of being with students while acting as a representative of the Booster/PTO organization. Obviously, not having a badge would greatly limit access to the buildings and various functions outside of the “visitor” realm. Note: Being an “Approved Volunteer” is not a requirement for attending athletic events, parent conferences, award ceremonies, musical performances, grandparent lunch, etc, when there as a spectator only.

    Mandated Reporter Training (Mandatory) 

    The District provides on-line web based training (approximately 3 hours).
    Volunteers have 90 days to complete this training once the training is assigned. Failure to complete this training would result in suspension of volunteer privileges. A valid e-mail address must be provided to the school in order to complete the training. 

    ACT 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Check 

    The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application can be submitted online.  This clearance is free for volunteers.

    Child Abuse History Clearance Online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

    • Once you enter the link above you will be directed to the Child Welfare Portal where you must create an account or log in if you already have an account. Note: you will need an email address to create an account.
    • Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you access to the status of your results once your application has been processed. 

    Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania State Police Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet.

    Submit paper applications and payment in the form of a money order to:
          ChildLine and Abuse Registery
          Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
          PO Box 8170
          Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170 

    ACT 34 PA Criminal History Record Check

    The Criminal History Record Check Clearance can be submitted online.  This clearance is free for volunteers.Criminal History Record Check Online: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home

    • Select the item for "submit a new record check”.
    • Print several copies so you have at least one for your own records. 

    Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania State Police Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet.

    Submit paper applications and payment in the form of a money order to:
          Pennsylvania State Police
          Central Repository - 164
          1800 Elmerton Avenue
          Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758 

    ACT 114 FBI Federal Fingerprint Background Check

    The FBI Federal Fingerprint Background Check can be submitted online. The cost for this clearance is $22.60.  This clearance is required if the volunteer is not eligible to complete the volunteer affidavit.

    FBI Federal Fingerprint Background Check online: https://uenroll.identogo.com/

    • Pre-enrollment can be completed online or over the telephone. Telephone registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST.
    • When registering online the applicant must use Service Code 1KG6Y3. If the applicant enters the wrong code and proceeds with the process the results cannot be transferred and the applicant must submit a new application and pay for another background check.
    • Payment will be made (no cash or personal checks) when you are fingerprinted. The location of the fingerprint sites and days/hours of operation for each site are available at https://uenroll.identogo.com.
    • Applicants will receive an unofficial copy of their report. The applicant is required to provide the District with their UEID, as listed on the receipt provided after the fingerprint capture.