REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK FOR VOLUNTEERS
Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 35-3-34.2 states that volunteers who may have unsupervised access to children will submit to a fingerprint screening which includes a query through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) of their criminal history. All volunteers who work with students in an unsupervised capacity, including all chaperones for overnight field trips, must make an appointment with the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make every effort to conduct background checks in a reasonable fashion; however, results may take up to two weeks. The fee for each background check is $42.50 (cash or money order). This fee is submitted to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC). Only upon clearance from the Human Resources Department may the volunteer commence their volunteer duties. Volunteers must undergo a background check every 5 years and a criminal history check each year.