Background checks for Volunteers:
The Criminal History Background Check Law was amended in 2008 to require schools to request a criminal history background check from the BCA on all individuals who are offered the opportunity to provide athletic coaching services or other extracurricular academic coaching services to a school, regardless of whether any compensation is paid.
- Volunteers for Whom a school Must Conduct a Background Check
- All athletic coaches
- All academic coaches
- Volunteers for whom a School May Conduct a Background Check
- Enrolled student volunteer coaches
- Chaperones on trips
We certainly appreciate the hard work and long hours our volunteers provide our students, teachers, directors, and coaches. As a School District we take our responsibility to run background checks seriously and will notify parents and guardians about the school’s policy requiring a criminal history on volunteers who provide services to the school.