Required Background Check for Volunteers
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 $42.50 (cash or money order). 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.
Volunteer Mandated Reporter Training
If you volunteer (or are interested in volunteering) at Peeples Elementary School, please read the information on this page.
Thank you for volunteering at Peeples. Without your help we would not be able to do all of the things we do for our students. Due to a change in Georgia law, all volunteers that have contact with our students are now "mandated reporters" of child abuse. This change has required schools in Fayette County to train volunteers to recognize signs of child abuse and what to do when these signs are observed.
The Fayette County School system has created a training video for all school volunteers to watch in order to educate our volunteers on their responsibilities under the state law. Please click on the link below to watch the video and then fill out the form below certifying you have watched the video.