Security Clearances

In support of Megan’s Law, the Springfield School District has instituted the following safety and security measures:

BUILDING ADMITTANCE / PHOTO ID SWIPE

All persons entering any school building will be required to present and swipe their driver’s license or state issued ID in the District’s new Raptor Security System; upon running the identification, the system will automatically generate a visitors’ pass. Persons without a driver’s license or state-issued identification will still be expected to present a photo ID and will have to meet with building administration to determine building admittance.

BACKGROUND CHECKS, CLEARANCES AND DISCLOSURES

All volunteers who are responsible for the welfare of children must have obtained all security clearances prior to service. These volunteers are persons who will chaperone a field trip or volunteer at certain building events as determined by administration. Necessary clearances include: Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check and FBI Clearance (waivers for the FBI check are available for persons who have been residents of Pennsylvania for ten years or longer). All clearances are available electronically via the following links:

Upon completion, please be sure to print out confirmation / receipt; clearances should be presented in person by the volunteer to the main office of your students’ school building(s).

Fees for volunteers applying for clearances have been waived by the state, with the exception of the FBI background check, which costs $27.50. Submitted clearances must be renewed every 60 months. Certifications are portable as long as they are current; if you currently have clearances less than 5 years old, they are valid and may be submitted to your students’ building(s).

Should you have any questions, please contact your building principal.

(Additional information is available on the Human Resources page.)

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