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Dear Supporters of Garnet Valley Athletics:

Due to the new legislation and protocols set up by the district, clearances must be submitted directly to the Garnet Valley Education Center. If you have already submitted your clearances to the athletic department for this upcoming year, you must re-submit them to the Garnet Valley Education Center.

All volunteer athletic staff including: coaches, announcers, game personnel, videographers, and photographers must submit clearances. Parents and community members that are involved in the booster programs must also submit clearances. This includes parents who volunteer at the snack shack and participate in team dinners. Game workers (paid by the athletic department) that are non-district employees are independent contractors and are required to comply with the requirements for background certifications as set forth in the Public School Code.

As of July 25th Governor Wolf waived the fees associated with the Pennsylvania State Police-Criminal Background Check and the Child Abuse History Clearance. Since the FBI clearance is a federal program, those costs still remain; however, the district has decided to permit individuals who have resided in Pennsylvania continuously for ten years or more to sign a certification form that saves the volunteer the expense of the fee, ensures compliance with the law, and allows the district to maximize student safety.

Understanding that many community members will want to begin the process of securing clearances so that they are prepared for the start of the school year, we have provided several links and directions to assist you. Once you have obtained the requisite clearances, please drop them off at the Garnet Valley Education Center. Our Human Resources Department will then compile district and school lists so that our educators can readily ensure that volunteers have the proper clearances.

Directions for Obtaining Clearances:

For Volunteers Who Have Resided in Pennsylvania Continuously for 10 Years or More

  • Complete ACT 34-Pennsylvania State Police-Request for Criminal Record Check at
  • Complete ACT 151-Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance-Online Application at
  • Complete Volunteer Information and Certification Form. The form can be found on the GVSD Human Resources Website or by clicking here.
  • Drop off paperwork at the Garnet Valley Education Center. Please be prepared to present a valid driver's license or other photo identification.

For Volunteers Who Have NOT Resided in Pennsylvania Continuously for 10 Years or More

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