• Volunteer Clearance Process

     
    For those who wish to serve as Volunteers in the Penn-Delco School District, state law requires the following clearances to be completed and submitted to the district prior to volunteering: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Check (Act 34), Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) and FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check or Volunteer Clearance Exception Statement (see below).  In accordance with law, these documents must be updated every sixty (60) months in order to continue as a volunteer. Clearances must be less than one year old at the time of first submission. Certificates may be brought to the office of the school where you will volunteer or delivered to the Administrative Building for processing.
     
    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) Federal Criminal History Record Check via PA Department of Education
      • 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.