Background Checks

Background Checks
Posted on 04/18/2022

The process for obtaining background checks and clearance to be in our classrooms or assist with chaperoning trips has undergone changes due to the ever increasing legal requirements we must implement in order to maintain safe practices as a District.  

The process for obtaining background clearances to visit classrooms, assist on school field trips, or volunteer at school is as follows:

  1. Visit the Family Care Safety Registry


  2. Click on the Registration Tab and review the information How to Register

  3. Complete online registration or mail a registration form to the address shown

    1. It will appear you are registering as a worker, that is okay you are a volunteer which falls under the worker category

    2.  The cost for online registration is $14.00 plus the processing fee of $1.25, the cost for mail in registration is $14.00

  4. Once your registration is submitted, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will complete the background check and send a letter to you confirming your clearance.

  5. Once your clearance letter from MDHSS is received, please bring that to the school office of your child.  A copy of your letter will be made by the secretary to keep on file.

  6. Valli Ertl at Central Office will verify with MDHSS your clearance and then include your name on our approved list of District volunteers at which time you will be free to participate in the school events noted above. ** Note- this part of the process MUST be completed every school year to have your name added to the approved volunteer list.

We appreciate your patience and support with this important matter.  If you have any questions contact Valli Jo Ertl at Central Office at 573-732-4426.

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