Volunteer Clearances

Volunteer Clearances

Clearances Required for Volunteers

In order to volunteer in the Yough School District, the following three (3) Clearances must be obtained prior to volunteering:

     1)   ACT 34
           PA State Criminal History (PATCH) Clearances        
           Fee - $22.00  |  Free for School Volunteers     

     2)   ACT 151       
           PA Child Abuse ClearancesOpens in a new browser tab            
           Fee - $10.00  |  Free for School Volunteers   
     3)   ACT 114
           FBI Fingerprint Clearance
           Fee - $21.35  

           FBI Fingerprint Instructions

          The fingerprinting process was recently changed:
              *  You will NO LONGER be able to go to a UPS store to have them done. 
              *  You do NOT pay online. You will pay when you have your fingerprints taken.
              *  You MUST register first and pick an appointment time.
              *  They do not accept walk-ins.

Please be aware that clearances may take as long as six to eight weeks to process. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to complete all three clearance applications and pay the associated fees. As soon as you receive your clearances, please take them to the school office. Schools will copy and keep on file.  You should retain a copy of your clearances for your records.

Volunteer Clearances Requirements


August 1, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,

There have been changes to state policies as outlined in Act 153 that require Pennsylvania school districts to revise their policies on clearances for staff and volunteers.

To comply with Act 153, Yough School District will now require all employees and volunteers to get new clearances every five years.

While we encourage parent participation in our schools, please be aware that to volunteer with Yough School District you must have current clearances – ones that you have obtained within one year of the date that you would be volunteering in the school.  Clearances will remain in effect for five years per Act 153, and at the end of the five years, volunteers must obtain new clearances. If you have received your clearances in the past two years, they will not expire until the fifth year from the date the clearances were issued. In other words, if you received your clearances for this school year, they are good for four more school years. Instructions and links are available below.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.