All field trip chaperones must complete a background check, which is valid for two years. The application is on-line, by clicking on the link above. Please allow for 3 weeks prior to the field trip to complete the process.
AACPS now requires that all overnight volunteers/chaperones (such as for the 4th grade field trip to Arlington Echo) and 5th grade drownproofing volunteers complete a fingerprint background check. Fingerprint-supported background checks must be completed through the Fingerprint Office located at AACPS Central Office on Riva Road. Contact the Fingerprint Office directly at 410-222-5045 to schedule an appointment. (During the school year, the office hours are M-F, 7am - 4pm. Hours vary in the summer.) The cost of fingerprinting is $57 and includes a commercial background check.
Volunteers who complete a Fingerprint Background Check are issued a Fingerprint Verification (blue) Card, which they should have with them while volunteering and a copy of the card is required at the school office. Thank you for bringing the card to the Folger office so that staff can make a copy and update records in order to ensure chaperone compliance.
All questions regarding the fingerprint process or to confirm results should be directed to the AACPS Office of Investigations at 410-222-5287.