Per Act 153 of 2014, July 1, 2015 is the deadline for VOLUNTEERS to renew their clearances. They are: Act 34 PA State Police Criminal Clearance, Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance, and Act 114 FBI Fingerprint clearance (or PA Residency Waiver for chaperones ONLY who have lived in PA for the past ten consecutive years). If parent/community volunteer chaperones or volunteer coaches have not renewed their clearances by July 1, 2015, they will not be able to volunteer or coaches on or after July 1, 2015 until such time as the clearances are received, verified and the person is administratively recommended for Board approval.
December 31, 2015 is the deadline for all PAID employees to supply renewed clearances.
Notices were mailed to all employees and volunteers who need to comply with the new law with clearance forms. The law provides for a three-year renewal cycle for all clearances moving forward. If you have any questions or concerns about your clearance status, please feel free to contact Mrs. Sue Combine at 724-646-5521 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org . Clearance forms are available on the district website under the Employment tab - Employment Forms.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf announced today that fees for child abuse clearances and criminal background checks required by the Child Protective Services Law will be waived for volunteers working with children. Additionally, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be reducing the cost of both the child abuse and criminal history record checks from $10 to $8 for all other applicants. These changes will take effect July 25, 2015.
Persons seeking employment for work with children and others required under the law will still be assessed fees for the clearances, but at a reduced cost of $8 each. FBI clearances are also required for all employees and for volunteers who have not been a continuous resident of the commonwealth for the last 10 years, but because these are administered by the federal government current costs ($27) will continue to apply.