Riverview School District
Volunteer Clearance Policy & Protocols
The District encourages and appreciates those who volunteer in our schools. Parental and community involvement helps to support student learning. If you plan to volunteer at a Riverview School District school this year, please be aware that there are new and revised State regulations regarding clearances for volunteers.
The PA House passed Act 153 of 2014 into law on October 22, 2014. Throughout the past year, additional revisions to these requirements and procedures have been made. This new PA law takes effect for the 2015-2016 school year and applies to employees and unpaid volunteers who have direct contact with children, are responsible for the welfare of a child, and have routine interaction with children. This law provides a specific directive on the type of background checks now required.
Our goal is to keep our students safe and also make this process as realistically stress-free as possible. All volunteers are encouraged to review Riverview School District Policy 916, which you will find located under the Volunteer Information section of this site. All Independent Volunteers must submit a completed Clearance Checklist and Disclosure Form, also located under the Volunteer Information section. Be sure to follow the specific residency information as it pertains to the clearances which will be required.
Gov. Tom Wolf waived the fees for the Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Clearance beginning July 25, 2015. Volunteers will be responsible for the cost of an FBI clearance should one be necessary. Clearances are required to be submitted and on file prior to working in schools.
If you have any questions, please contact Raney Zatawski via email: [email protected]
All Clearances are to be turned in at the RSD Business Office, 701 Tenth Street.