2019-2020 SCHOOL VOLUNTEER POLICY
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada encourages
families to get involved in their students’ education and maintain an active
role in supporting student success. To accomplish this, Pinecrest
Academy St. Rose asks that adult family members volunteer on campus or on
field trips each school year.
Nevada Senate Bill 185 outlines newly
mandated state requirements for all school volunteers which include background
checks and fingerprinting for adult volunteers who will interact with
students before, during, after, and outside of the school day for
school-sanctioned events, field trips, or sports. Volunteers included
in SB185: classroom & teacher support, field trip chaperones, coaches, PTO,
and event support participants.
Under SB185, volunteers must
submit to a background check and fingerprinting prior to volunteering at a
school four (4) or more times in one (1) month, once a week for four (4)
consecutive weeks, overnight on a field trip, or in an "unsupervised"
capacity; while “unsupervised” interaction is not detailed within
the verbiage of the bill, Pinecrest Academy of Nevada, to include the St. Rose
campus, has elected to enforce the strongest interpretation of the bill’s
context and will require all volunteers fitting the above criteria to
submit to background checks and fingerprinting prior to interacting with our
UPDATE 9/11/2019: Pinecrest Academy
of Nevada has revised the fingerprinting policy for on-campus volunteers.
There will no longer be a mandatory
fingerprinting/background check required for volunteers working on campus;
this update eliminates the portion of SB185 previously mandating checks for
"volunteering at a school four (4) or more times in one (1) month,
once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks".
Background checks are still required for ALL Pinecrest St. Rose field
Results may take 2-5 weeks depending
on submission volume at the state processing level; parents, guardians, and
adult family members may not volunteer on campus, coach, or chaperone field
trips until results have been received. There are no
exceptions to this policy.
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada is
contracted with one (1) local vendor in Las Vegas to process all
volunteers for our campuses; only results from our contracted vendor will
Please do not submit your background or
fingerprints to an alternate agency as they will not be valid for volunteering
with our students. This includes prior military, local, state, and
federal background clearance.
Currently licensed CCSD employees are exempt from additional
background/fingerprint processing. Current license or identification must
be presented in the front office prior to volunteering.
Background checks and fingerprinting will be processed at the
volunteer’s expense at an average cost of $50 per
Receipts may be shown at the front office to earn five (5) volunteer
hours in exchange for the initial expense. Once approved,
volunteer status will be valid for five (5) consecutive years and
will not need to be renewed until 2024.
Questions may be directed to: Lisa.Cunningham@pinecrestnv.org