• WMS Volunteer Mandated Reporter Video Certification

    Thank you for volunteering at Whitewater Middle School!

    Without your help, we would not be able to do all of the things we do for our students.

    In compliance with state law, ALL school volunteers and chaperones must view a short video about Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting and respond back to the school with a verification that you have completed the video PRIOR to volunteering or chaperoning. The video, linked below, is about 7-8 minutes and covers the procdures for providing child abuse mandated reporting as it relates to school volunteers/chaperones.

    If you are a volunteer at Whitewater Middle School, please click here to view the Fayette County Board of Education's necessary steps.


    Required Background Check for Certain Volunteers and Chaperones

    • Georgia Law O.C.G.A. 35-3-34.2 states that volunteers who may have unsupervised access to children will submit to a fingerprint screening which includes a query through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) of their criminal history. 

      All volunteers who work with students in an unsupervised capacity, including all chaperones for overnight field trips, must make an appointment with the Fayette County Public Schools' Human Resources department.  The Human Resources department will make every effort to conduct background checks in a reasonable fashion; however, results may take up to two weeks.  The fee for each background check is $45.81. Please contact our Human Resources Department at (770) 460-3535, ext. 1013, for further instructions. This fee is submitted to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC). Only upon clearance from the Human Resources department may the volunteer commence their volunteer duties.

      Volunteers must undergo a background check every 5 years and a criminal history check each year.