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Volunteer Criminal Background Check Policy
Adopted 9/21/15
In an effort to keep our schools safe, all volunteers must complete a volunteer criminal back check request and be approved as a volunteer prior to volunteering.  This must be completed at least two (2) weeks prior to the event in which the volunteer wishes to participate in.
Volunteer background checks are accessed via the school corporation's website www.apaches.k12.in.us by each individual.  Wabash City Schools uses Safe-Hiring Solutions and also checks the National Registry database for sex offenders.
When evaluating volunteer criminal background checks, if the following charges appear on a volunteer background check, the volunteer will not be permitted to volunteer in our schools:
  I.  Any felony or misdemeanor arrest or conviction that has not been expunged.
 II.  Any substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.
III.  Any misrepresentation on the volunteer request.
IV.  Any other civil or criminal charge not mentioned above, but determined to be a risk to students.
Volunteer background checks are valid for 5 years and can/may be revoked at any time.  After 5 years, volunteers will be required to complete a new volunteer request and that status of the volunteer will be reconsidered.
If a volunteer is not permitted to volunteer, he/she may make an appeal to the Superintendent of Schools in writing to be reconsidered.
After submitting your background check, contact Central Office at (260) 563-2151 in 7-10 days.