Background Check Info

Volunteer Background Check Information

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS 

The purpose of the volunteer background check procedure is to help ensure the safety and security of our students at Portage Township Schools.  A complete background check will be required once a year for those individuals who are requesting to volunteer.  Background checks must be submitted and approved prior to any volunteer activity taking place in the Portage Township Schools.  A criminal record does not necessarily mean that a volunteer will be prevented from serving in the schools.  

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST USE CHROME OR FIREFOX WITH THE SAFE HIRING WEBSITE!

 Level I – Outside Classroom* (Field Trips)
  Charge: $18.95

The Level I background check is conducted by Safe Hiring Solutions, LLC.  This background check is for volunteers who wish to participate outside the classroom (i.e., field trips). *This level includes volunteering in the classroom.


 Apply Online

  • Click on Safe Hire Solutions link from Portage Township Schools 
  • Complete all required information.
  • Pay using a credit/debit card $18.95

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 Apply In Person

  • Go to PTS Administration Office.
  • You must bring exact cash $18.95.
  • Complete an Application Background Check Authorization Form.
  • Provide a valid Driver’s License or other acceptable form of photo identification (non-expired).

Computer kiosk is available for credit/debit cards

  Level II – In Classroom Only (Classroom Parties)
 Charge: $0.00

The Level II background check is submitted to the Indiana State Police.  This background check is for volunteers who wish to participate in the classroom (i.e., classroom parties). 

Apply In Person

  • Go to PTS Administration Office.
  • Or pick up a form from any school
  • Or print out.Click here to print form.
  • Complete all sections of the form.
  • Must provide a valid Driver’s License or other acceptable form of photo identification (non-expired).
  • Turn form in to any school or Administration building it cannot be submitted online.

For more information contact the Administration building at 219-764-6511.