FAQ’s: Volunteer Background Check Information
Volunteer Participation Request Form
Please have this form
completely filled out and returned to the school office
Q. What is a background check?
Continuing efforts to keep children safe, Greensburg Community Schools
requires all volunteers (ie. field trip
chaperones, classroom volunteers and student related activity
volunteers) to participate in a criminal background check. All
volunteers must undergo two types of background checks.
This includes a Limited Criminal History Check through the
Indiana State Police repository and the National Sex Offenders
Q. Does the background check
reference my credit history?
The background check does NOT check your credit history.
We are only conducting a Limited Criminal History Check and the
National Sex Offenders Registry.
Q. What form do I fill out for a
You must fill out the Greensburg Community Schools
Volunteer Participation Request form.
Please understand that we must have this form completely
filled out and returned to the school office in order
for the entire background check to be processed in a timely
Q. Is there a fee?
There is no cost to you to have the background checks
Q. Why would I need a background
A. A background check is needed if you are planning to be a classroom
volunteer, a chaperone on a field trip, or volunteering to work
with students in a classroom. It is the policy of Greensburg
Community Schools that any person working with or around
students must complete this background check.
Q. Do I need a background check
done if I am a visitor having lunch with my child or attending a
classroom or school wide activity/event during the day or
A. No, a background check is not required for this type of situation.
Q. Do I need to complete a
background check application at each school if I have additional
children attending other Greensburg Community Schools?
A. No, the background check done at one school is used district wide and
allows you to volunteer at any other Greensburg Community School
where you have additional students attending.
Q. How long is a background check
A background check is good for (1 year) from the date of processing.
Q. Where do I get a volunteer
background check application?
The form is posted on our website at
may print one off from the website or pick one up from the
Q. How long does it take for a
background check to be processed?
The background checks are processed by a secretary in the school office.
Typically, you need to allow 72 hours for processing to be
completed after receipt of the application. However during the
beginning of school and the beginning of the second semester you
will need to allow more time due to the number of background
check applications received.