As per Calvary Baptist Ministry’s policy, a volunteer is “anyone with direct contact with children under 18 years of age not employed by the ministry.”
Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 153 of 2014 pertaining to Volunteer Background Checks:
“The act amends Child Protective Services Law to make several changes including requiring that unpaid adult volunteers responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children must provide a report of criminal history record information from the PA State Police, clearances regarding child abuse from the Department of Public Welfare, and a report of federal criminal history record information. If the volunteer is unpaid, has been a PA resident for the previous 10 years and affirms in writing that he or she has not been convicted of an offense in section 6344(c) of the Child Protective Services law, then the federal criminal history record information is not required.”
It is the individual’s responsibility to pay for the required clearances. Clearances are valid for 5 years from the date issued. They must be renewed before the 5 year (60 month) period is up to continue as a volunteer at Calvary Baptist School. Please submit all clearances at the same time. Clearances must be brought, mailed, emailed or faxed to the school office. Reminders will be sent via e-mail to volunteers whose clearances are due to expire.