Strongsville City Schools

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VOLUNTEERING IN THE STRONGSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS

We greatly value the time our volunteers give the 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. Parents who attend parties under the supervision of a teacher do not need to be printed.

Please Note: The 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

STEP 1:  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 on the Google Drive.  Contact Chris Olbrys x7038 for access.
  • Volunteers who are approved to be with students by school personnel must hold clear BCI prints before beginning the activity.
COST: $22.00
(payable by cash, check or charge)
Bring your driver's license
TIME: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.)
LOCATION: Board of Education, Human Resource Office
 18199 Cook Road (Old Zellers School)

How long does it take? BCI reports are generally returned to us within 24 hours - unless....
  • If 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
How long is the background check valid?  5 Years
 
Can I bring in a background check taken by another agency?  No
 
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 in required for pick-up. 
COST: none
 
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.
 
Thank you for volunteering  ! 
We appreciate all you do for the students of the Strongsville City Schools

QUESTIONS: 440-572-7037
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