• Volunteer Clearance Process
     
    For those who wish to serve as Volunteers in the Penn-Delco School District, state law now requires the following documents to be completed and submitted to the district prior to volunteering: Pennsylvania Criminal History Record (Act 34), Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) and FBI Federal Criminal History Record check or the Volunteer Clearance Exception Statement (see below).  In accordance with law, these documents must be updated once every three (3) years in order to continue as a volunteer. Clearances must be less than one year old at the time of submission. Original certificates must be brought to the office of the school where you will volunteer and they will be forwarded to the central administrative offices for processing (Parents volunteering in more than one school need only submit clearances to the district at one location). The Commonwealth has recently reduced or waived certain fees for individuals obtaining clearances for the purpose of serving as a volunteer.

    The process of obtaining clearances can be initiated online. Please follow the links below for each of the three (3) clearances. 

    If the individual has been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years:

    • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance

    *If completing online, the Record Check Status Detail is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” on the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

    • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Signed “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement

    If the individual has NOT been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years:

    • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance

    *If completing online, the Record Check Status Detail is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” on the middle of the screen in order to view and print the actual clearance certificate. The actual Criminal Record Check clearance should have the seal as a watermark on this form.

    • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report-PDE
      • Click here to register online. After you register online, you will need to visit a Cogent fingerprint facility. The Cogent website includes a map noting where these facilities are located throughout Pennsylvania.