Dear HHSC Family,
In an effort to constantly improve and enhance school safety, we are implementing the SafeVisitor system beginning August 7, 2018 - the first day of school. This new comprehensive system will enhance our school entrance security and better ensure that every visitor to our schools is permitted and authorized to be in our school buildings.
We request your patience and respect of procedures as we work through this new process.
All visitors will now be required to present a valid photo ID which may include a driver’s license, State issued photo ID, or passport.
- Lunch guests
- Classroom parties
- Field trip chaperones
Follow this link, https://secure.safevisitorsolutions.com/Safe/Volunteer/004773/vol , to complete the required background check. The background check is a Level I National Screen that includes SSN and address verification, and checks against the following: National Criminal Database, National Sex Offender Registry, County Criminal Search, and Indiana Participating. This background check also includes the Arrest Alert program, which will notify HHSC of all arrests for active visitors.
You will be charged $14.95, payable with credit card, for this background check which will be valid for 2 years from approval date.
Please note - this process could take 3 to 6 business days, please plan accordingly. You will receive an email notification from “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Parent/Teacher Conferences/Case Conferences
- Classroom/School Special Events (Grandparent’s Day/Veteran’s Day Program/etc.)
- School Programs
- Visiting school office area or dropping off items at the school
This group of visitors will not require the formal background check but you will need to follow regular school check-in procedures.
HHSC staff members will not need to complete this additional background check to visit district schools as they have already completed an advanced criminal background check for employment.
All approved visitors will have a picture taken at each visit and receive a badge that must be visibly worn at all times.
All visitors must return to the main office and check-out at the front desk.
Thank you for your support in keeping our schools safe.
*Please understand that if you have lived outside of Hamilton County or the state of Indiana, there may be additional costs associated with the background request.
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Hamilton Heights School Corporation reserves the right to deny background checks that may include any of the following:
- Felony convictions for violent crime
- Felony convictions in the past six (6) years for theft, drugs, property crimes, or fraud
- Misdemeanor convictions for violent crime, battery, domestic violence, stalking, theft, drugs, personal property or fraud in the past three (3) years
- Sexual offenses
- Crimes against children
- Pending cases for disqualifying felony or misdemeanors above
- Open warrants of any type
- Non-disclosure of any of the above
A status determination appeal may be filed with the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent will appoint a committee consisting of two (2) principals and a Board member. This committee will examine the report and the initial determination and make final recommendation to the Superintendent concerning the volunteer's status. Please contact Dr. Derek Arrowood to request an appeal at email@example.com.