Background Check Guidelines for Volunteers

We are very fortunate in the Reading Public Schools to have numerous volunteers who offer their time in a variety of ways. Recently, state regulations were passed which introduce national criminal background checks, as well as, CORI checks for all employees and for volunteers who have direct and unsupervised contact with students. Beginning on October 15th, any volunteer who has direct and unsupervised contact with students at any after school activity or overnight field trip will be required to have both a national criminal background check (SAFIS) and a CORI check. All volunteers, regardless of their activity will continue to have a CORI check.

The guidelines for conducting the national fingerprinting criminal background check is attached. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Reading Public Schools administration offices.

Thank you and have a great day.


SAFIS Memo for volunteers

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