New Clearance Requirements for Volunteers Take Effect July 1
Last fall, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 153, which placed new requirements on anyone who volunteers their time in a school district to have the following clearances: State Police Clearance (Act 34), Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) and the FBI Clearance (fingerprinting). This law is effective July 1, 2015 and also requires that volunteers renew their clearances every 36 months.
The Keystone Oaks School District values the thousands of hours that parents and other members of the community volunteer at sporting events, on field trips and in the classroom. In accordance with this new state law, Keystone Oaks School District must now change its practices regarding the way that volunteers are permitted to assist with events and activities involving Keystone Oaks students.
Effective, July 1, 2015, anyone who wishes to volunteer their time for any activity associated with the Keystone Oaks School District is required to have current copies of the State Police Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance and FBI Clearance (or signed Volunteer Clearance Exception Disclosure Statement) on file in the District's Personnel Office. Volunteers are required to pay for the cost of the clearances and must renew their clearances every 36 months. Instructions on applying for the clearances are included in the packet below.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Wong at 412-571-6010.