Volunteers & Visitors
Volunteers play an essential role in our school district. Their guidance and influence can encourage students’ academic, social and personal success. Their skills and willingness to assist can help principals and teachers tackle some of the items on their long to-do lists. Perry Township Schools promotes an environment of safety, trust, and respect. Under state law, volunteers must wait until their background screening process is complete to begin their volunteer assignment. Perry Township Schools is utilizing SafeVisitor to complete visitor and volunteer background checks.
All visitors must present a picture ID and scan their ID with the front office staff. This scan will check the National Sex Offender Registry but a full background check is not necessary. The visitor background check is free of charge.
A visitor is anyone who:
- Has lunch with their child
- Has a meeting with the principal
- Has a meeting with the teacher
- Guest speakers are considered visitors
A volunteer is anyone who:
- Attends a classroom party
- Assists in a classroom such as tutors/helpers/room parents
- PTA volunteers
- Attends a field trip with their student (for overnight field trips, please see below)
A SafeVisitor volunteer background check is $15.95 and is valid for three years. (These background checks can take three to six days to process, so please plan accordingly.) The background check is a national screening process that includes a Social Security and address verification and checks the following: National Criminal Database, National Sex Offender Registry, Statewide Criminal, County Criminal, and Federal Criminal Courts. This background check also includes the Arrest Alert program, which will notify Perry Township Schools of arrests after the initial background check has been approved.
Once your background check is approved, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a badge in PDF form. You can print it and carry it with you, save it to your phone as a picture, or save the email with the approval and the barcode.
Please use the following link to apply for a volunteer:
Overnight Field Trip Volunteer
A volunteer who will be attending an overnight field trip with students must complete the following background check which includes an expanded criminal history and a Department of Child Services background. A separate email from KidsTrack must be completed as part of this process.
Reminder: Once approved, background checks with SafeVisitor are valid for three years.
A coach who is not employed with Perry Township Schools in a paid position must complete the following background check which includes an expanded criminal history and a Department of Child Services background check. A separate email from KidsTrack must be completed as part of this process.
A coach background is valid for five years.
Thank you for your service to Perry Township Schools and for helping keep our students safe.
For more information, please contact Natalie Roehling, HR Generalist at 317-789-3792 or email@example.com.