The Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee requires a safe educational and work environment in the district schools. To achieve this, potential employees and certain school volunteers shall be subject to background screening prior to obtaining permanent employment status or given access to schoolchildren.
To ensure that the district only employs or authorizes persons to volunteer in schools who are unlikely to pose risk to the safety of children, employees or effective school operation, the school committee herein proclaims that all potential employees and certain school volunteers shall undergo national and/or state criminal background screening checks as set forth in policy, 6405: Screening Potential Employees and School Volunteers.
Please click the link(s) below to obtain Criminal Records Check Consent Form(s). Please bring your completed form(s) along with your driver’s license/photo id to your child’s school office for processing. Please do not bring your paperwork directly to the police department.
WG Police Department Criminal Records Check Consent Form
Category A school volunteers have direct one-on-one access to students serving as chaperons on school sanctioned overnight student travel.
Policy #6405 requires that all persons who are category A and B school volunteers, as defined in the policy, and all such future volunteers submit to a RI BCI check; and that all category A volunteers also submit to the national criminal background screening check -- [Criminal Records Consent and Disclaimer Form] under the same provisions and with the same required outcomes as stated above for potential employees. Provided however, the national criminal background check requirement of category A volunteers may be satisfied by the volunteer providing proof of continuous Rhode Island residency for the past five years to the school principal, or designee, in the form of a signed and notarized statement to that effect. -- [Category A School Volunteer Statement of Continuous RI Residency Form]
Attention Faculty: The link below provides guidelines for submitting proposals for School Sanctioned Overnight Student Travel:
STUDENT TRAVEL - OVERNIGHT TRAVEL PROPOSAL PROCESS