Volunteer Clearances

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania now requires all volunteers with “routine interaction” with our students obtain background checks. This rule applies to the vast majority of volunteer jobs within Copper Beech.

Background checks are required by the Abington School District for most PTA volunteers for the upcoming school year – Classroom Liaisons, Event and Club Coordinators, Library and Publishing Center Volunteers – to name only a few. The process can take a few weeks so it is best to get started early.

Please review the presentation from Abington School District regarding the requirement here and the letter that went home in report cards in June 2015 here.

How to Obtain Clearances ASD

Links to both online and paper forms for Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Police Criminal Background Check

Statement of Exemption

List of Reportable Offenses