Deer Lakes

School District

Volunteer Page

Volunteer Page

Volunteer Clearances
The District strongly supports the involvement of parent/guardian and community volunteers. State law now requires that any volunteer who has direct contact with students to have necessary clearances on file with the District.

What forms are necessary?
The District requires the following clearances:

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34)
FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114)

Volunteers who have resided in Pennsylvania for ALL of the past ten years may request a waiver of the FBI Fingerprint Clearance. Click here to learn more.

In addition, the following form must be signed and submitted:

Acknowledgement of Volunteer Obligations - required for all those submitting clearances. Download a copy below.
Acquiring the clearance documents takes time and we recommend that parents planning on volunteering in the schools complete the process as soon as possible. The documents will remain on file with the District for FIVE years at which time new clearances will be necessary.

What should I do with the paperwork once it arrives?

Only after you get all three clearances back (or two plus the signed waiver), take the originals to the building in which you are volunteering during normal office hours along with a signed copy of the Acknowledgement of Volunteer Obligations. If you are volunteering in multiple buildings please submit them to the office at each building. The administrative staff will review your clearances and will make a copy to keep in the District files. The originals will be returned to you. Thereafter, your name will be added to a central database of volunteers who have submitted clearances.

If you have additional questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Fingerprint Waiver
Click here for more information.