Clearances for School Volunteers

Dear School Families,
It is now Pennsylvania State Law that anyone who will be serving as a long-term or short-term volunteer for the Sunbury Christian Academy must submit completed clearances to the School prior to serving as a volunteer.

If you volunteer at your church or local fire company, you may already have these clearances completed.  You may submit copies of your clearances to the school office or email copies to the school office at sca74@ptd.net

We are required by the state to have all forms completed before you volunteer.  Since some of the clearances may take time to process, we request that you complete the forms as soon as possible.  For a quicker response, click the links below to request the clearances yourself online; there is no charge for volunteers through the end of December 2015.

All prospective school volunteers must obtain the following clearances:


Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) from the Dept. of Human Services and Consent/ Release of Information Authorization Form (electronic submission available)

Link to electronic form: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

Cost – Free

The online Child Abuse Clearance site requires you to create an account and submit your request electronically. Results will be emailed or mailed, your choice when registering.

You also have the option of completing this process using a paper application and US mail.
PA Child Abuse History Clearance – PDF

Consent/Release of Information Authorization Form: Consent of Child Abuse Information – PDF


PA State Police Clearance – Report of Criminal History (Act 34)

Link: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Cost – Free

PA State Police Clearance Form:

PA State Police Request for Criminal Record Check – Volunteer Only – SP 4-164a 4 – PDF


Volunteers who are not required to obtain the FBI Clearance because they are applying for an unpaid position and have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must swear or affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under §6344.

Cost – Free

PA State Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers – PDF


FBI Clearance (if required)

School volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania for less than ten years will need to obtain a fingerprint based Federal Criminal History Clearance (Act 114) through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If you choose to complete the FBI clearance on your own, the cost is $27.00 and is not reimbursed by Sunbury Christian Academy.

FBI Fingerprinting: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm

 

Sunbury Christian Academy will pay the $27.00 fee if you complete the FBI Federal criminal History Form and either hand deliver or email to the SCA School office at sca74@ptd.net

FBI Criminal History Form: FBI Federal Criminal History – PDF


If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 570-473-7592 or email sca74@ptd.net