Volunteer and Visitor Background Checks
To ensure the highest level of safety and security for our students, Westgate will require all volunteers who work in the school during school hours or chaperone field trips/overnight events to undergo a background check. This service will include Colorado State background and National Crime Index which includes the national sex offender registry.
We believe this additional step of security provides the safest environment for our kids.
The charge for the background check in $19. Before volunteering, payment must be received and the background check must be complete. Most are complete in 48 hours.
From the 2016-17 Student/Community Handbook:
Beginning in 2016-2017, all volunteers are required to have a background check. Teachers MAY NOT have any parents in to their class or on a field trip who are not on the approved list. Volunteers need only complete background check once. Westgate cannot accept outside background checks. All checks must be completed through Westgate’s system.