Parents and volunteers are vital to our corporation's success! The time they dedicate to our classrooms and field trips is invaluable. Center Grove Community School Corporation (CGCSC) welcomes all volunteers.Center Grove has modified its background check policy for building volunteers. We regularly review our policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. CGCSC requires more extensive background checks for volunteers who are in a position to spend time with a student without a teacher or staff member present. While we do not want to discourage any parent from volunteering in our schools, we feel this change is necessary for our students’ safety.
Volunteers who would need the broader check include the following:
- Any person who will be in a position to supervise students without direct supervision of a teacher – this includes but is not limited to field trip chaperones, tutors, music lesson tutors, athletic volunteers, or any volunteer who takes a group of students out of a classroom for groups or activities
- Any person who will be alone with students
Because this background check is more extensive, the cost is higher for the school district. Each volunteer will be charged $12.95* for the cost of the check. These checks will be active for two years.
After a background check is approved, the volunteer is welcome to reach out to the school where they'd like to volunteer. If you don't have a specific school, please send an email with your interest to this link.We appreciate the valuable time our parents and community members spend in our schools and encourage anyone with the time to volunteer. Thank you for doing your part in creating a safe environment for all students!*Some volunteers may be charged more than the base of $12.95. Additional fees are dependent upon applicant's address history, verification of potential criminal history information, and/or court access fees. These fees are determined based on the information provided on the application.