Parents are strongly encouraged to get involved with the music program! Volunteers are always needed to help oversee the kids at football games and other trips, to help with the concession stand, to oversee fundraisers, etc. Parent participation is an important role in helping the program run smoothly!
In order to volunteer, there are requirements that have been implemented by law and by school policy. The most prominent requirement is that all volunteers must obtain clearances in order to be involved with the kids. The only exception to this requirement is for those who are able to volunteer at the concession stand, since they're only dealing with other adults behind a counter.
Michelle Palmer is in charge of keeping tabs on clearances. Please be sure to send her your current paperwork.
Volunteers need to have both a PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and a PA Child Abuse History Clearance (both of which are currently free for people applying as volunteers):
PA State Police Criminal Record Check
PA State Police Criminal Record Check Application
Click New Record Check
There is a $22 fee for this check.
PA Child Abuse History Clearance
PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
This clearance is completed online and is free.
This clearance may take up to 2 weeks to process and will be sent to you via email.
Click Individual Login
Your Category is “Volunteer”
FBI Fingerprint Verification
FBI Fingerprinting is required if you have not lived in the state of PA for the past 10 consecutive years. If you have lived in the state of PA for the past 10 consecutive years you can fill out the FBI Fingerprint Waiver:
Volunteer Affirmation Form
If you do not meet that criteria and need to have the fingerprinting done, prints can be taken at the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit in Monaca. There is a cost associated with fingerprinting, amounting to approximately $25. Please visit this BVIU web page for details:
Another convenient, nearby fingerprinting location is the Beaver County YMCA.
See details about fingerprinting here.
Testing can be done at the Heritage Valley Convenient Care, located at 99 Wagner Rd (Center Twp) Monaca PA, 15061. Located behind the Beaver Valley Mall. Tell them that you are there for TB for AASD School District. They will do the test for free and bill AASD. They will automatically send the results to Mary Jo Sivy.