Please consider volunteering for one of our many committees. There are many opportunities to get involved, and we need YOUR help!
Required Volunteer Clearance Information
If you had a child in TE schools last year, you may remember that state law would have required school volunteers to obtain background clearances, but that those requirements were ultimately postponed to July 1, 2016. It’s hard to believe how fast a year has passed, but clearance requirements will be in effect in just a few months!
As some of you may have heard, the clearance requirements have been modified to include only those volunteers in direct supervision of students. At this time, the volunteer roles at New Eagle that will require clearances as of July 1 are field trip chaperones and movie night volunteers.
Since July 1 will be here before we know it, please begin obtaining your volunteer clearances now to give yourself plenty of time before school starts again in August. Parents without clearances on file with the district will not be able to volunteer in the above roles next school year. Because some grades have field trips scheduled in the early fall, act now to avoid disappointment later!
Obtaining your clearances is easy. Go to http://www.tesd.net/volunteers to for all the details.
Three clearances are required:
The Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check
The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
The Federal (FBI) Criminal History Clearance OR a signed and witnessed waiver for ten year residents of Pennsylvania. Any adult can witness your signature on this form. Click here to download the FBI Clearance waiver for ten-year residents of Pennsylvania.
Once you have your clearances, you must submit your clearance confirmations to the Human Resources Department at the District Administration Offices via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to submit your clearances to the district at the above email by July 1, 2016, to ensure you can volunteer within the first few weeks of school.
Thanks to all of you who have already completed your clearances.
Questions? Contact Kristen Richards at email@example.com.