I know that a lot of you ladies volunteer at your child's school, as do I. I also know that the safety and security of our children is a top priority for all of us.
The Principal of our elementary school and I are working on changing a few rules for volunteers for next school year and I would like some input from you ladies. This is a huge change for us and I'm sure that we will be facing some opposition from our volunteers as these changes will be costing them money.
Does your child's school require you to have a background check done to volunteer in the building? I'm not talking about a driver's license scan in the office, but the FBI Criminal Background check and fingerprint background check.
If so, is it required for every volunteer or just certain people, like PTA/PTO officers?
To chaperone a field trip, do you need to have these background checks done?
Does the school or PTA/PTO pay for the background checks?
Thank you ladies for your help.