[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Background checks for youth.
schwoegl at bellatlantic.net
Thu Apr 12 14:30:55 EDT 2007
> I believe Scadians doing demos at schools would fall under
> "volunteers" for the school system, along the same line as a
> parent chaperoning a field trip- parents do not need clearances
> to volunteer for the class field trip.
> Also, "volunteers" are never alone with the children and partly,
> I believe, because the *cleared* employees are held responsible
> and the school system would ultimately be *responsible* for the
> well being of all the children.
> Make sense?
I think that it depends on the school. My son attends a Catholic school and
I am required to have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History and Criminal Back
Ground Checks to be a Band chaperone. These cost me $10 each and take about
a month each to get. We are always having problems geting enough chaperones
for the games. The Diocese also has a required class/certification for
child abuse protection that has a monthly online update to stay current. I
am also a Boy Scout leader and have to attend a three hour Youth Protection
workshop (or online class) at least every two years. No one has yet
required me to obtain the new Federal certification that is required for the
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