Volunteer Background Check

Beginning second semester (January 21, 2015), the district will begin requiring background checks for volunteers serving in certain positions.

Level one volunteers will not require background checks.  Volunteers in this category do not have unsupervised contact with students.  Examples of level one volunteer positions include book fair workers and classroom visitors for presentations or celebrations.

Level two volunteers will require background checks.  Volunteers in this category take part in activities that may involve unsupervised contact with students.  Examples of level two volunteers include a parent who works with small groups of students outside the classroom or someone who may escort students from one location to another within the school or during a field trip.

 
To get a background check, volunteers will fill out a short online form at www.uaschools.org/volunteer. Once the background check has been processed, a staff member will contact the volunteer and set up a time for them to come to central office to receive an official volunteer photo badge. The badges will be renewed every three years. There is NO cost to the volunteer!
 
The entire background check process can often be done within a week, but we are encouraging volunteers to allow 5-10 business days to be safe. We’d hate to have a backlog and end up having someone miss an important event!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Karen Truett

Director of Communications
Upper Arlington Schools
(614) 487-5027