Volunteer Background Check
As a Wayne Highlands School District volunteer, you will need to have on file three clearances to be completed.
1. Act 151 - PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Act 151 of 1994 specified that employees of public schools, hired as of July 1, 1996,
must undergo background checks for child or student abuse.
Act 15 of 2015 amended the clearance requirements to require background checks
be performed upon initial hire and then renewed every 60 months.
Effective December 31, 2014, the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application
can be submitted online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS. Once you enter the
website you will be directed to the Child Welfare Portal where you must create an account or
log-in if you already have an account (Note: you will need a valid email address to create an
account). Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give
you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be
2. Act 34 - Criminal Background Check
Act 34 of 1985 specified that employees of public and private schools,
hired as of January 1, 1986, must undergo criminal background checks.
Act 15 of 2015 amended the clearance requirements to require criminal background
checks be performed upon initial hire and then renewed every 60 months.
Pennsylvania Criminal History Record Checks can be processed instantly through an on-line application process by utilizing a credit card. PA Access to the Criminal History (PATCH) is provided through the Internet at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp. Follow the directions provided through PATCH, to obtain an instant copy of your Criminal History Record.
3. Act 114 - FBI Fingerprint Clearance Check
All school volunteers must now obtain a volunteer Service Code from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). This change is in response to a bulletin issued by DHS that indicates all individuals governed by the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) must obtain clearances through DHS. This change includes all public, private, and nonpublic school volunteers. The volunteer service code is : 1KG6ZJ
Please visit DHS Website: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/keepkidssafe/Pages/default....
You can register for an appointment to be fingerprinted two ways: The volunteer service code is : 1KG6ZJ
- Online: Go to www.Identogo.com
- Telephone: Call 1-844-321-2101 and listen to the options menu.