Volunteer Clearance Policy

    In order to volunteer for the Middle School PTA in the middle school, the PTA is required to obtain clearances that include the following:

    • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal, www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.


    Reminder: Background checks fees for volunteers have been waived (effective since July 25, 2015) and the Pottsgrove district has waived the TB testing.


    Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify the applicant once their results have been processed. Applicants will be able to view and print their results online.

    For more information about the electronic submission of child abuse clearances or for information on obtaining the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check or Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check,

    Please go to: http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/index.htm.

    Upon completion of all clearances, please email copies to PTAPottsgroveMS@gmail.com or please drop off your clearances at the PGMS PTA Mailbox at Pottsgrove Middle School Office.

     Please NEVER give your original hard copies as you will need them to volunteer at other PTAs and school buildings.

     Thank you for your commitment,

    The Pottsgrove Middle School PTA Executive Board