A Note to School Volunteers
PPI logo The Missouri House Bill 604, calls for a more rigorous “fingerprint” background check on any volunteer who “assists a school by providing uncompensated services and who may periodically be left alone with students.” The law further requires that the District conduct a fingerprint background check for any volunteer who might have access to student records. According to the law, volunteers who might be working alone with students must have gone through this background check and been cleared by the District prior to being left alone with a student. Historically, the District conducted background checks on our volunteers.

We know most of our volunteers are not left alone with students and do not have access to student records. These volunteers still must undergo a background check, but it does not require fingerprinting. Our buildings are aware of the requirements and the District has implemented procedures to be in compliance with the law. Staff and administrators are working with volunteers to determine the level of background check each requires so the District remains compliant with the law.  

We appreciate everyone’s commitment to our teaching and learning, and your cooperation as we continue to keep our focus on student safety. Please contact your child’s school or the District Office should you have any questions.