Important Notice regarding Volunteer Clearance Requirements
July 9, 2015
As the result of new amendments to the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) enacted on July 1, 2015, implementation of the requirement for volunteer clearances will not take effect until July 1, 2016. This means that our school volunteers will not need background clearances in order to volunteer in our schools during the 2015-2016 school year. The new amendments include significant changes to the 2014 amendments to the CPSL. Most notably, only volunteers with regular and repeated contact with students and who are responsible for care, supervision, guidance or control of children will need clearances. Additionally, renewal of clearances will now be required every five (5) years rather than every three (3). The District will be communicating further guidance on these new requirements as information becomes available.Thank you to all of our school volunteers who have already obtained background clearances based on the previous version of the law. We appreciate your patience and continued support.