Safe Environment

Every year, all students, families, volunteers, teachers, and other staff members must receive Safe Environment Training. This training is available on the Diocese of La Crosse web-page or you can borrow a CD from the school.

In addition, the school has an acknowledgement form from each individual, the Diocese policies are available in the "Red" and "Green" booklets. These can be picked up from the school office or viewed online (the words red and green are hyperlinks).

Please the following link to go directly to the Diocese training guide.

Paid Staff and Volunteers in Parishes/Schools

Please complete the following steps:

1) Fill out the appropriate forms listed below according to your position and return them to the parish Safe Environment Coordinator.

Basic Criminal Background Check Form - this is to be done every 3 years. These are to be turned in to your parish contact (Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Secretary). They will send them to the Diocesan Coordinator. Please contact your parish coordinator to see if you are compliant.

Comprehensive Background Check - (FBI Release Form, fingerprint card, basic background check form) Please refer to the Safe Environment Program to see if you need to have this done (i.e. School teachers/admin/staff, Parish paid staff who have contacts with minors)

Confidential Questionnaire - Every year the original needs to be reviewed and signed. Please contact your parish coordinator for this form.

2) Complete the Safe Environment Training

If you have questions, please contact:

Safe Environment Program Coordinator

PO Box 4004

La Crosse, WI 54602-4004

Phone: (608)791-2679

Fax: (608)791-0165