Volunteer Clearance Process
New state-mandated background clearance requirements for school volunteers
Pennsylvania now requires that all current school volunteers obtain the following clearances. There is no charge for any clearances, except for the FBI Criminal Background Check ($27):
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- FBI Criminal Background Check (if you have lived in Pennsylvania for less than the past 10 years).
- Exemption form from FBI Background Check (if you have lived in Pennsylvania within the past 10 years)
- Completed Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (PDE 6004)
Instructions for Completing Clearances
State Police Criminal Records Check (no fee)
Applicants can access the website https://epatch.state.pa.us or apply by mail at: PA State Police Central Repository – RCPU, 1800 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg PA 17110-9758.
When applying on the website, click the yellow box labeled “new record check.” A “record check details” response status screen will appear. Please select and print the Certification Form.
Child Abuse Clearance (no fee)
Applicants can access the website https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS. Creating an account and submitting a clearance application online will provide access to the results or the status of the request if results cannot be processed immediately.
A paper application can be submitted by using this form: Child Abuse History Certification final
Instructions on completing the application are on the last page of the form. Results will be mailed within 14 days of receipt of the application.
FBI Criminal Background Check ($27 fee)
This must be completed ONLY if you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years or longer. Applicants must register at www.pa.cogentid.com and click on the Dept. of Education icon or by calling 1-888-439-2486. Applicants will be fingerprinted at an approved center and share their fingerprint confirmation number with the Penn Manor Human Resources Department.
Here’s where to go for fingerprinting: Local fingerprinting locations
Affidavit for Exemption from FBI Clearance (no fee)
Volunteers who have not submitted to the FBI clearance must complete and submit this form, with the exception of one-time volunteers: PMSD Volunteer Affidavit
Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (no fee)
All volunteers must complete and submit this form. Arrest or Conviction form PDE Form 6004
For additional questions or more information regarding volunteer clearances, contact Theresa K. Chiodi, Director of Human Resources, (717) 872-9500, ext. 2247; Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Resources Department will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates to review volunteer clearance materials with volunteer applicants. The office is located next to Manor Middle School, 2950 Charlestown Road.
- Wednesday, July 13, 2016
- Thursday, July 14, 2016
- Wednesday, August 3, 2016
- Thursday, August 4, 2016
Employee Clearance Instructions
Act 150 of 2015 requires ALL prospective employees, current employees, independent contractors and volunteers to get and renew criminal background checks (both Pennsylvania State Police as well as FBI) and child abuse clearances on a five-year cycle. More information about the application process for these clearances is available here:
Penn Manor School District is a drug-free work place. We are committed to a safe, healthy and productive workplace for all employees while maintaining a drug-free educational environment for school aged children.
The pre-employment drug testing program will require any perspective employee recommended for employment with Penn Manor to undergo drug testing as part of an overall medical assessment. Recommendation for employment is contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug screening test and School Board approval.
Teacher Contract/Professional Positions
The 2014-2017 district teacher contract (Negotiated Agreement) is available for download:
Biology Teacher–Day to Day Substitute, High School
Penn Manor School District is accepting applications for a full-time, day-to-day substitute tentatively for 9/7/16-12/6/16. PA-Educator Job # 17254. Internal candidates please send letter of interest to Theresa Chiodi, Director of Human Resources. E-mail request will not be accepted. External candidates: Please complete the application process through PA-Educator indicating the corresponding job number. Posting expires 9/1/16.
Penn Manor School District is looking for an internal Penn Manor professional employee to chair the Wellness Committee for the 2016-2017 school year. Duties would include agenda preparation and minutes, develop annual in-service wellness program, and plan and oversee appropriate wellness and physical fitness activities for employees. This position is stipend at $3,000. Interested applicants please send letter of interest to Theresa Chiodi, Human Resources Director. Posting expires September 9, 2016.
Substitute Teacher Service is looking for candidates interested in working as substitute paraprofessionals within Penn Manor School District. Our ideal candidates are dedicated, hardworking, patient, and have a positive attitude! The pay rate starts at $10.10/hour. Please contact Elisha Williams via email: email@example.com
Substitute Teacher Service has a 5 hour per day Learning Support Aide position at Marticville Middle School for the 2016-17 school year. Hours are 9:00am- 2:30pm. Pay rate is $10.10 per hour. Primary duties are classroom assistance and assisting with supervision of students. Applicant should have good communication and organization skills, be patient and have a positive attitude. Please contact Kay Diehl via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Substitute Teacher Service is looking for an individual who is dependable, patient and caring with a positive attitude to fill a Personal Care Assistant opening. Hours are 9:00am -3:30pm. Must have a minimum of a high school diploma. You will monitor the student’s progress while assisting the student as well as other job responsibilities. The pay rate is $10.10/hour. Please send your resume to email@example.com — We look forward to working with you!
Substitute Teacher Service is looking for bus aides for the 2016-17 school year. Morning and afternoon runs available. Hours vary according to bus route. Candidates should be reliable, punctual and patient with a caring attitude. The pay rate is $10.10/hour. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrollment Related Aides
Penn Manor School District has part-time, 5 hours per day, enrollment related aides needed to assist in the classrooms and/or building. Duties may include: assisting the teacher with students who need independent work, supervise students, and maintain and monitor student behavior and discipline. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be cooperative and service-oriented. The starting salary is $9.28/hour. Applications may be completed at Penn Manor School District, Administration Office, 2950 Charlestown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603. You also may download the application below and mail it to the district office, to the attention of Sandy Shenk or email application at email@example.com. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Penn Manor School District is looking for a part-time playground aide to work 1.5 hours per day, 11:45am-1:15pm. Duties will include monitoring the playground facility including students behavior. The starting salary is $9.28/hour. Applications may be completed at Penn Manor School District, Administration Office, 2950 Charlestown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603. You also may download the application below and mail it to the district office, to the attention of Sandy Shenk or email application at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Substitute Nurses (PRN)
RNs and LPNs are needed for substitute school nurse and health room coverage at Penn Manor schools. Responsibilities include assessment of injury, illness and administration of medications. Some computer work is necessary. Must have all needed clearances to include child, criminal, Cogent FBI through the Department of Education, and nursing license. Applications may be completed at Penn Manor School District, Administration Office, 2950 Charlestown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603. You also may download the application below and mail it to the district office, to the attention of Sandy Shenk or email application at email@example.com. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Penn Manor School District is contracting our substitute management and recruiting responsibilities with Substitute Teacher Service (STS). Please visit the STS website at www.thesubservice.com or call 717-391-7827 for more information. E.O.E
Substitute Food Service Workers
Penn Manor School District is accepting applications for the following position-Substitute Food Service Worker. Substitutes must be available to work at any of ten school buildings in the School District on an “on call” basis. Excellent work environment. Applicants should have previous institutional food service experience and a positive attitude. For questions, please contact Sandy Shenk at 872-9500 ext. 2246. Apply in person at the Administration Office located at the Manor Middle School, 2950 Charlestown Road, Lancaster, Pa. 17603 or email application and/or resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn Manor School District is an equal opportunity institute and it will not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its activities, programs or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504. For more information regarding civil rights and grievance procedures, contact Theresa Chiodi, Title IX Coordinator, Penn Manor School District, Millersville PA 17551, 717-872-9500.