Volunteering with most community PTO events does not require fingerprinting or background checks, please review the following information about other type of volunteering with the school:
“All volunteers – such as mentors , interns, tutors, chaperones, and volunteers working in concession stands and at gate receipts at athletic events – must undergo a fingerprint background check, child protective service clearance, and training on PGCPS Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect, PGCPS Student Safety Procedural Changes, and Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention, at least 14 days in advance of the day field trip, overnight trip or activity on or off school property. A fingerprint background check must be initiated through the PGCPS Fingerprinting Office before performing duties and the child protective services clearance must be initiated through Human Resources. Any parent/guardian who needs assistance covering the cost of a fingerprint background check, and whose child(ren) qualify for free and reduced priced meals, may request waiver of the background check fee by providing a copy of their eligibility letter from the PGCPS Department of Food and Nutrition Services. For additional information, please contact the Fingerprinting Office at 301-952-6775.
Exceptions: Volunteers do not have to complete a fingerprint background check if they are escorted and under the supervision of a PGCPS employee at all times while on campus for a one-time event, such as parents/guardians volunteering for career day, book fairs, school dances, etc. However, these volunteers must still provide a copy of their government issued identification to be scanned into the Raptor Visitor Management System, as required by Administrative Procedure 0500, when visiting school property.
Volunteers receiving a fingerprint background check will receive a two-part receipt documenting completion. Please bring the yellow receipt to the school as it is required to be kept on file.
All visitors to the school are required to come directly to the main office, and be prepared to show, a valid, government issued photo ID. We appreciate your support in keeping our children safe. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.”
There are two steps to the volunteering process:
- Take the required PGCPs online training. Click on the “Volunteer/Partner” training section. Please make a copy or screenshot of the training certificate when you are finished.
- Complete fingerprinting and background check at one of the two places below. The cost is $62.25, and this is a one time expense (you do not have to pay this amount every year). As in the past, parents whose children qualify for FARMs in a PGCPS school will be fingerprinted free of charge if they bring their letter of evidence from Food Services with them.
Sasscer Building-walk in, no appointment necessary
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772
Summer hours Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:15 PM
Regular hours Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services Clearance $62.25
Credit card, money order, cash and company checks are accepted forms of payment
Hughes Barney Investigations-9315 Largo Drive West #100
Upper Marlboro, Md. 20774
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Additional hours Monday and Wednesday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM by appointment only
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 8:00 to noon by appointment only
$62.25 Credit card, money order, cash and company checks are accepted forms of payment