• What Clearances Do Volunteers Need?

    According to Act 153, as of July 1, 2015 the following clearances are required for school volunteers. Please click on the links below to go directly to the appropriate website.

    Potential volunteers must present clearances/exception statement to a school or District representative. It is highly recommended that potential volunteers also bring an additional copy of their clearances as this will expedite the process. Upon verifying the clearances/exception statement, the school or District representative will return one set of copies back to the individual and retain a copy of each clearance/exception statement. Please complete the Volunteer Clearances Checklist and submit it with your materials.

    All schools and Central Administration will accept clearances during regular school hours.

    If the individual has been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, the following items are needed:

    If the individual has NOT been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, the following items are needed:

    • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance
      • Apply online* OR
      • Download the form for printing and mailing
      • *If completing online, the Record Check Status Detail is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in 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) report-PDE
      • If a volunteer has not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the previous 10 years, but obtained their FBI certification at any time since establishing residency, they may provide a copy of the certification and are not required to obtain any additional FBI certification. If they have not already obtained a FBI clearance then they should following the information below:
    • Signed Volunteer Clearance Checklist

    Volunteers are permitted to use older clearances as long as they are the PDE specified types of clearances and obtained within the previous 60 months. Clearances expire 60 months from the issuance date of the clearance.

    The North Allegheny School District defines volunteers in one of three ways. Independent and Assistive Volunteers are required to obtain and submit clearances prior to serving in a volunteer capacity, while Classroom Presentation Volunteers are not required to have clearances. The school and District administration will communicate the types of volunteers needed for each activity.

    Each of the links below shows you what a completed clearance should look like.

    • PA Criminal Clearance*
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • *If completing online, the Record Check Status Detail is NOT the actual clearance. Applicants must click on the words “Certification Form” in 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 similar to the sample included here.