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Assistive Volunteers

In accordance with District Policy 916 Volunteers, all prospective Assistive Volunteers are required to:

  1. Submit to an annual scan of their driver’s license to verify that they are not listed on the National Sex Offender Registry; and,

  2. Complete a Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers as required by the Child Protective Services Law:
The Disclosure Statement form may be completed at the time of the license scan. License scans are conducted in private by designated Mars Area personnel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the District’s Administration Office (545 Route 228; Mars, PA 16046). The disclosure statement and driver’s license scans for Assistive Volunteers are only valid during the school year in which approval is granted and must be renewed annually.

Independent Volunteers & Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors 

In accordance with District Policy 916 Volunteers, all prospective Independent Volunteers & Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors are required to complete the following:

All Independent Volunteers & Volunteer Coaches/Sponsors are also required to obtain the following background clearances, as regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

 
As per District Policy 916 Volunteers, the cost of obtaining the required clearances is the responsibility of the volunteer. Act 34 and Act 151 clearances should all be free for individuals serving as volunteers. 

The completed Volunteer Application and copies of all listed clearances must be submitted to the Building Principal a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the first date of volunteering. All non-student volunteers must be age 21 or older. Mars Area School District will accept valid clearances dated NO LATER than Jan. 1, 2016.  Any clearance report dated prior to Jan. 1, 2016, will not be accepted by the District. All clearances are only valid for five (5) years from the date listed on the clearance report, not the date that a volunteer submits his/her application to the District. Approved volunteers are required to resubmit valid clearances annually.

Questions regarding how to obtain clearances may be directed to Mrs. Lori Kennedy, MASD Personnel Administrator, at (724) 625-1518, ext. 1512, or lkennedy@marsk12.org.