Scottsdale Unified School District truly appreciates the volunteers that serve their schools and communities. Volunteering is rewarding for everyone whether they participate in the school office, classroom, playground, or on field trips. Volunteers enrich the educational experience for all SUSD students.
To ensure the safety of all students, volunteers must complete a background check, and non-parent volunteers must complete fingerprinting as well. The process is outlined below. We thank you for your support of students in your community!
Typically, the background check takes up to 10 days to clear.
Scottsdale Unified School District is responsible for the security and safety of the students. A background check is required for all volunteers that will have access to student records maintained by the District or an employee/agent of the District, have direct contact with students without continuous supervision by a certified staff employee, or are a chaperone on an overnight field trip.
Many of our volunteers do not have a child attending an SUSD school; however, they chose to volunteer to support the community. All non-parent volunteers that will have direct contact with students without continuous supervision by a certified staff employee will require both a fingerprint and background check.
No, parents do not need to be fingerprinted.
It typically takes 3 to 10 working days for a background check to clear.
The volunteer is required to pay the $45.00 fee for the background check. The District/school will pay the fee for a Chaperone if the chaperone is necessary in order to comply with District chaperone-to-student ratios.
Non-parents are required to complete a background check. However, parents and non-parents volunteering with sports must remain in sight of certified staff at all times.
This video is required viewing for chaperones attending overnight and out-of-state field trips, as well as select types of school volunteers.
Human Resources Specialist