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 (Please be sure to click the "submit" button at the end of the 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. If you need the FBI fingerprint clearance and would like the district to pay for this clearance please contact the Human Resources Department for further instructions after submitting your Online Volunteer Application & TB test results with a negative reading. (Note: The District will not reimburse any volunteer for their FBI clearance cost.)
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: $27.00) (Not required for volunteers who have lived in PA the past 10 years and have not been convicted of a felony.)
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 have any further questions about volunteering with the Chambersburg Area School District please contact the Human Resources Department:
Emily Dice (HR Assistant)
Mike Redding (HR Assistant)