To All Volunteers -
Recent changes in the Child Protective Services Law require all volunteers who have direct contact with students to obtain the following three clearances:
A Child Abuse Clearance ,
A Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check , and an
All clearances are now available electronically.
You will find the directions for obtaining the clearances below. The cost of obtaining the clearances will be your responsibility. Once you have obtained the certifications please hand them in at the office. A copy of your clearances will be made for our files and the originals will be returned to you. If you have any questions about obtaining your clearances please contact the school office.
Please allow enough time for the clearances to be verified prior to the date of your volunteer work is to begin.
When you hand in your clearances for verification they must be less than a year old and will be valid for three years from the date of your oldest clearance. Once obtained, clearances must be renewed every 36 months.
Thank you for volunteering at The Christian Academy. You are providing a valuable service to our students.
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all volunteers will need to have clearances. If you plan to volunteer at TCA this year, please obtain clearances before the school year starts. This will ensure there are no delays preventing you from volunteering or chaperoning a trip during the school year.
Volunteer - An individual who voluntarily offers and provides a service to TCA without receiving compensation.
Visitor - An individual, 18 years of age or older, who attends an event at school but who does not have direct contact with students.
Example: Parent attending a concert/Chapel or a grandparent attending Grandparents' Day
PTO Volunteer - recruited to work for the PTO on school grounds and involving no direct contact with TCA students.
Chaperones - parents or grandparents, not TCA employees, who travel with students on a field trip, either a day trip or overnight trip.
Contact with Students - Has direct contact with students whether on his/her own or under the supervision of a teacher or administrator employed by TCA.
Classroom Volunteer - In the classroom from time to time throughout the school year and having direct contact with students.
Visitors - No Clearances Needed
PTO Volunteer - No Clearances Needed
Chaperones - Clearances Needed
Classroom Volunteer - Clearances Needed
Classroom/Chapel Guest Speaker - No Clearances Needed (must have prior Administrative approval)