Background check requirements for school employees, contractors and volunteers

The recent flurry of child abuse prevention legislation, extensively amending the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) and indirectly amending School Code requirements, include significant changes to the background check requirements for new and current employees, contractors with direct contact with children, and volunteers.

The majority of employees and volunteers updated their clearances as required in 2015. However, anyone who was approved as an employee or volunteer in the year 2011 is due to update clearances in 2016. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please call the school district to verify.

If you are offered a position with the Littlestown Area School District, please be advised that the following information will be required before you are able to begin working:

  1. Current employer; and
  2. All former employers that were school entities; and
  3. All former employers where you were in a position that involved direct contact with children.