This page is available as an easy to print download here.
Please note that not all volunteer opportunities require clearances. Family members who help at events such as BINGO Night, the Spring Fair, or the Talent Show are not required to have clearances. View the policy at http://www.upperdarbysd.org/pdf/916-_July_2015.pdf to determine if you need to obtain your clearances.
Garrettford is proud of our strong community of volunteers. These rules were put in place to keep our children safe! Two of the clearances are free to volunteers and the FBI Clearance is $27. All three clearances are good for three years. If you have concerns about the $27 fee to obtain your clearances please contact Home & School. We are committed to continuing our long history of volunteer support for the school. Please don’t hesitate to email us with questions.
- Addresses where you have previously lived since 1975; partial addresses are acceptable;
- Names of all individuals with whom you have lived since 1975, including parents, guardians, siblings, spouses, and roommates; and
- Any previous names that you have used or names that you have been known by.
-You’ll receive an email confirmation of your submission and will receive the results within 14 days.
This report requires your fingerprints. Once you have had your fingerprints taken you can return your PAE number (on the receipt from Cogent) to the District as proof you have obtained this clearance.
You must register (online or by phone) prior to getting your fingerprints taken. There are a few locations for fingerprinting in Delaware County including the DCIU in Morton. If you plan to go to the DCIU (Delaware County Intermediate Unit) you must schedule an appointment in advance using your Registration ID.
To register online go to https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm and select “Pennsylvania Department of Education.”
If you choose to use the DCIU you will need to schedule an appointment using the Fingerprint Locations & Hours Map link noted below. There are several locations in the area which offer walk-in service on a first come, first serve basis. Those options include the UPS Store in Wynnewood and the UPS Store in Glen Mills.
Finally, all volunteers must also apply to the School Principal, by completing the application here: http://www.upperdarbysd.org/pdf/916-AR-1-NonStaffVolunteerApplication_7-15-2015.pdf. You will need to hand in copies of the three clearances, the Arrest/Conviction Report, and Certification Form, the Act 126 Training Certificate of Completion, as well as this Volunteer Application to the Principal via the Garrettford Main Office.