Volunteer At SCS
We greatly value the time our volunteers give the Strongsville Schools. To protect students, staff, and the volunteers it is required by ODE that any person who will be alone with students must have a clear BCI background check on file with the district. Volunteers who are approved to be with students by school personnel must hold clear BCI prints before beginning the activity. Parents who attend parties under the supervision of a teacher do not need to complete a background check. Please note that Strongsville City Schools does not offer BCI background checks to the general public.
The following groups may volunteer in the school buildings:
- Parent Chaperones (field trips)
- Regular Classroom Volunteers
- Kids Hope Mentors
- Sports Volunteer Coaches
- Sports Transportation Chaperones
- Vendors with access to students
To initiate the process, Principals, Secretaries, Teachers, and Head Coaches should contact the Human Resource Department at either x7037 or x7038 to report their list of approved volunteers. Staff can verify approved volunteers as School secretaries have access to the approved volunteer list.
Volunteers should come in as soon as they know they will be volunteering to allow time for the results to be back before their scheduled activity starts.
Fingerprinting is done between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Office located in the Strongsville Administration Offices, 18199 Cook Road Strongsville, Ohio.
Cost is $22.00 payable by exact cash or check, $23.00 if credit.
If you have not lived in Ohio for the last 5 years, the cost is $47.25 (exact cash or check) or $49.25 (credit)
Bring your driver's license
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take?
BCI reports are generally returned to us within 24 hours - unless....
- there is a "ding" on the record (conviction of any kind) - 6 Week turnaround
- the report is in "waiting" mode (not under our control) - 4-6 Week turnaround
- you have not lived in Ohio for the last 5 years.
How long is the background check valid?
Can I bring in a background check taken by another agency?
We can take a BCI for a volunteer that is less than a year old. You will need to have a copy of the official BCI report.
Can I get a copy of my background check?
Yes. A BCI result can be mailed to the home address on the record or volunteers can pick up a copy in the Human Resource Office. A driver's license is required for pick-up. There is no additional cost.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Call Human Resources at 440-572-7037
Thank you for volunteering!
We appreciate all you do for the students of the Strongsville City Schools