Who needs clearances? Under Act 153 beginning July 1, 2015, an adult applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children must have clearances and must renew them. Under Act 15 of 2015, beginning August 25, 2015, volunteers must obtain renewed clearances every 5 years.
Volunteers within a school district include but not limited to school volunteers, parent volunteers, volunteer coaches, student teachers, pre-student teachers, PTO/PTA volunteers, etc.
Steps to take to become a CASD Volunteer
1.) Apply online via our AppliTrack System and make sure you scroll the whole way to the bottom where it says "volunteer" and click on the red "apply" button. (Please be sure to click the "submit" button at the end of the volunteer application.) http://www.applitrack.com/chambersburg/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1
2.) Obtain a TB Test (must have a negative reading and the expense of the test is the responsibility of the volunteer)
3.) If you already have your clearances (that are less than 5 years old) you can submit your clearances online via AppliTrack.
4.) If you need to renew your clearances that are older than 5 years or if you are applying for them as a new volunteer please use the links provided below.
What clearances are required?
PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Cost: FREE for volunteers - may only be renewed for FREE every 57 months)
PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Cost: FREE for volunteers - may only be renewed for FREE every 57 months)
FBI Fingerprinting Clearance through the PA Dept. of Education (Cost: $23.85) (Not required for volunteers who have lived in PA the past 10 years and have not been convicted of a felony.) When registering please be sure to register through the PA Department of Education (PDE) and use the service code 1KG6Y3. Fingerprinting can be done at the Franklin Learning Center - Mondays - Wednesdays from 9am-4pm by scheduling an appointment or "walk-in". Be sure to arrive by 3:45pm for fingerprinting at this location. When coming for fingerprinting you must bring along a valid/acceptable photo ID and your form of payment - no exceptions.
Act 126 Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Online Training www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu Cost: FREE
Volunteer Application submitted via AppliTrack
TB Test (must have negative results)
Volunteer Verification Report Form (needed for any volunteer who does NOT need the FBI Fingerprinting Clearance - if you filled out an online volunteer application this is apart of the application)
If you have any further questions about volunteering with the Chambersburg Area School District please contact the Human Resources Department:
Marie Russo (District Receptionist)