Volunteer Info

Volunteer Information

All information regarding volunteering within the schools of the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District are in accordance with School Board Policy #916: Volunteers.

Policy #916: Volunteers

Frequently Asked Questions

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has provided the following FAQ document to assist in understanding Volunteers and Clearances.

PA Department of Human Services - Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

Required Clearances (Act 24, 34, 114, 151)

In accordance with School Board Policy #916, all school volunteers are required to obtain the following clearances:

  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Background (Act 34),
  • Child Abuse (Act 151), and
  • Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114, Fingerprinting).

Be sure to keep your original clearances in a safe place. The District will request originals, not copies.

  • In addition, Act 24 of 2011 requires disclosure of any prior arrests or convictions to a school district. This form is to be submitted each year.
  • A completed Volunteer Agreement form is also required each year.

Obtaining Clearances

ACT 24 - Arrest or Conviction Form

ACT 34 - PA Criminal History Record

ACT 151 - PA Child Abuse History Clearance

ACT 114 - FBI Fingerprinting

  • If you have been a resident of PA for the past 10 years (continuously), you may submit a Volunteer Clearance Exception waiver form.
  • If you are unable to use the Volunteer Clearance Exception form, be sure to follow these instruction for the Act 114 Clearance:
    • Visit the IndentoGO website to find a fingerprinting location.
    • Select "Digital Fingerprinting."
    • Enter Service Code 1KG6XN.
    • Complete the online registration form.
    • You will receive an email with a link to access your results.