DC schools require everyone to pass a background check. Anyone who wants to volunteer their time will now be fingerprinted, and have to receive an FBI security clearance.As long as it is efficiently and effectively used it is probably a very good idea.
Volunteers will also be required to sign a disclosure statement, swearing that they've never been convicted of violent felony, or if they're charged with one. Lying on this paper, would carry the same penalties as lying on any other legal document: a perjury charge and possible jail time.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Want to volunteer at DCPS? Prepare for a background check.
DCPS superintendent Janey has instituted a new policy for volunteers wanting to help the District's public schools.