Volunteer and Background Check
All applicants applying for a volunteer position with Saint Paul Public Schools should complete the Volunteer Application and a Volunteer Background Investigation Permission and Release Form. The permission and release form allows the District to complete a criminal background investigation for each applicant. If a criminal background investigation is required for the volunteer assignment, it will have to be successfully completed before the volunteer is able to begin providing service at the school.
Saint Paul Public Schools has established a criminal background check procedure for volunteers for the following reasons:
1. The District has a responsibility to protect students and staff from unnecessary risks.
2. The District has a responsibility to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students.
3. The District has a need to protect the reputation of the institution as a body charged with the care of children.