Completed forms should be turned in to your child's school, or mailed/dropped off to
BASD Volunteer Coordinator
318 N. Allegheny St
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Volunteer Forms Needed:
3. Act 34 Clearance Police Record Check/Criminal History - Please print out the Certification Form (For Volunteers the shadow of the Keystone symbol will be behind the information, and it will have the signature of the Director). The Record Check Details page and the Invoice are NOT acceptable documentation. **
4. Child Abuse History Certificate - If this is your first time using this system you will need to click on Create Individual Account, then set up a Keystone ID (which is just a user ID that you choose). Make sure you click on volunteer when it asks for purpose of obtaining the clearance, then there is no charge. **
5. For Athletic Volunteers only - Results of TB test - Any documentation that clearly comes from a medical facility is acceptable. Also, please contact the Athletic Department for other PIAA volunteer coaching requirements.
*** Note: If you have not lived in PA during the past 10 years, you will also need an FBI Fingerprint Report. Click here if you need to complete this clearance. Enter service code 1KG6Y3, if you are only using this for volunteer purposes (if you also need this for employment, please speak to your employer regarding the appropriate service code). Any report that has been run since you have moved to the State is acceptable. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE NOT LIVED IN PA IN THE PAST 10 YEARS NEED TO GET AN FBI REPORT - THIS IS NOT REQUIRED OF ALL VOLUNTEERS. THERE IS A $28 FEE FOR THIS SERVICE, PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU DON'T NEED IT.
With the exception of the FBI Fingerprint report (must be run since moving to PA), if needed, all paperwork must be no more than five years old.
** The State of Pennsylvania is waiving the fee for both the Police Record Check and Child Abuse Clearance for volunteers. Free clearances can be obtained once every 5 years. When completing your applications online, be sure to choose the Volunteer option if you want the free copy. Note, these free clearances are for volunteering purposes only, they will not be accepted for employment requirements.
NOTE: Additional paperwork is required for Volunteer Athletic Coaches, please contact the head coach and/or the High School Athletic Department.
Effective July 1, 2015: Per State Act 153, all registered volunteers will need to update their clearances every 5 years. If you current clearances on file with the District are more than 5 years old at any point of the 2017-2018 school year (dated prior to June 15, 2013), you will need to update your Police Record check and your Child Abuse clearance before you can be reapproved. In addition, if you have lived in Pennsylvania less than 10 years, you are required to submit an FBI clearance as well. If you already have a TB test on file with the District, it will NOT need to be updated.