MANDATORY TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS/CHAPERONES
All volunteers must complete the SafeSchools online safety training program that is designed to train contractors and volunteers on school-related safety issues. Volunteers who regularly support the school as field trip chaperones, mentors, interns, tutors and others must complete the below on-line training modules via the training portal – https://www.pgcps.org/required-training/
– Prince George’s County Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting
– Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Student Safety Procedural Changes
– Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention
Background Checks are still required and commercial background checks can no longer be utilized for field trips. All volunteers must undergo a fingerprint check – at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity and undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance – at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity. Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has added two new processing locations. The sites will provide evening hours four days a week and Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to noon!
For questions, call the PGCPS Background Unit at 301-952-7831.
– Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services(CPS) Clearance $62.25
Hughes Barney Investigations 9315 Largo Drive West #100 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 301-333-1728 Monday-Friday • 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday • 5-7 p.m. (by appointment only) 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month • 8 a.m.-noon (by appointment only) http://hbinvestigations.com
Sasscer Administration Building Background Unit 14201 School Lane Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 No appointment necessary, Monday-Friday • 8 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. (Summer hours Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-5:15 p.m.) Credit card, money order, cash and company checks accepted