Volunteering in schools is a wonderful, beneficial experience that rewards not only the students and the teachers, but also the volunteers themselves. It provides an opportunity to create positive relationships and support schools in succeeding in their overall goal of student achievement. Birch Elementary understands it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our students. To promote a safe, nurturing, and supportive educational environment in which students can pursue their educational goals, Birch will maintain a background screening program for regularly scheduled volunteers as part of the approval process for volunteering in school activities and events. Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, all regular volunteers will be required to complete the background screening program each year prior to volunteering that year.
Adults requesting to be considered regular volunteers in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) must complete an online background screening at the following website: www.tclogiq.com/bvsdv
No. The information obtained from the background screening will be used for the sole purpose of determining eligibility of volunteering in Boulder Valley School District and will not be shared or given to any other agency. Any information obtained will remain confidential and will be viewed only by the BVSD Human Resources Department.
The BVSD volunteer background screening program will be maintained by a company called TCLogiQ. The information obtained from the background screening will be used for the sole purpose of determining eligibility of volunteering in Boulder Valley School District and will not be shared or given to any other agency. Any information obtained will remain confidential and will be viewed only by the BVSD Human Resources Department.
Volunteer required to drive for activity/field trip or any other activity – Cost $22.50
Regular volunteers required to complete the background screening program include, but are not limited to, those who help in the following activities – Cost $16.00
Occasional volunteers will not be required to complete the online background screening program. The school staff will conduct a minimal background screening for those individuals as appropriate. This category includes, but is not limited to, those who help in the following activities – No Cost:
The fee will be paid to TCLogiQ by the volunteer at the time he/she goes online to initiate a background screen. TCLogiQ will accept payment through the online payment service Authorized.Net - MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Other forms of payment are also accepted and can be arranged through TCLogiQ.
***New*** In lieu of the yearly TCLogiQ background screening, adult volunteers may submit a fingerprint card (can be obtained at local police station) along with a check made out to BVSD for $39.50. The fingerprint card will be submitted to the Colorado Department of Investigations for processing. Fingerpint clearance is on-going and would only need to be completed once. Fingerprint clearance can take up to 12 weeks.
Once a volunteer is approved through the online screening program, he/she will be approved to volunteer at any (non-charter) school within BVSD during that school year.
We appreciate your cooperation and support of this new expanded background screening program. We share with you the priority to ensure the welfare and safety of our students. Please contact the school office or BVSD Human Resources with any questions you may have regarding this program.