Visiting and Volunteering

Safe Visitor

A Safe Visitor background check is required for anyone who visits our schools, including family members of our students. Background checks through the safe visitor site are good for three years at any school in the district. All other levels will need to be done annually. 

If you have filled out a background check in the past for our district and are unsure whether it has expired, please contact Jake BrandauPLEASE INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH WHEN INQUIRING.

If your background check has expired or you have never submitted a background check, please visit the appropriate link below to submit one. 

(This process takes 3 – 5 business days)

 

Anti-Bullying Training Webinar

The Anti-Bullying training webinar is embedded in the Safe Visitor background check. Electronic acknowledgment is required after viewing in order to proceed with the criminal history application.

Volunteer/Visitor Access Levels

 Level 1 Visitor: Volunteer application and formal background checks are not necessary. No need to submit a form. Guests who are visiting the office only. (I.e. meeting with Principal or Special Education teacher)

  • Drivers License Scanned at time of entry

Level 2 Volunteer/Visitor: Access to students during the school day under the supervision of Options Charter Schools’ staff or visitors observing at a special event. (Requires Limited Criminal History Background Check – No Fee) Examples: Lunch, Classroom Parties, Picnic, S.I. Presentations, Community Service Projects. 

  • Drivers License Scanned at time of entry

Level 3 Volunteer/Visitor: This volunteer can possibly have direct and unsupervised interaction with students. Requires National Volunteer Background Check – $12.95 Fee Applies. However, 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. Examples: Field Trips, Classroom Volunteers.  This would also include individuals who are intermittently volunteering as a mentor, club sponsor, etc.

Level 4 Volunteer/Employee: This volunteer will have direct and potentially unsupervised interaction with students on a regular basis. Requires Expanded Criminal Background Check, including DCS –  Fees will Apply. However, 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.  This would include individuals who are volunteering regularly as a coach, sponsor, or director for a school-sponsored program. NOTE: The application link will be emailed to these individuals.

  • Business Partner (The business partner form is for vendors that we have contracts with and utilizes our buildings on a daily, weekly, monthly)