Contractors

Under Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law, contractors (those not employed by QCSD but are working in our schools) who have direct contact with students (i.e., the care, supervision, guidance, or control of children and routine interaction with children) are required to submit clearances to QCSD.

For the safety of our students, QCSD Policy 818 holds certain requirements for contractors. Quakertown Community School District will continue to abide by federal and state law. If laws change requiring policy changes, the Human Resources Department will notify all stakeholders. The Quakertown Community School District reserves the right to go above and beyond what federal and state law requires, ensuring the safety of all students and staff.



Clearance Requirements for 
Contractors:


Make a volunteer account with AppGarden to upload your completed clearances. As a contracted employee, prior to working in our buildings, you will need to obtain the following documents.  Once approved, clearances only need to be renewed once every 5 years. Visit our FAQ Page to answer questions you may have.

Your employer should have most of these documents on file as part of your hiring process with them. If you do not have your own copies, please ask your employer to provide these documents to you so that you can upload them to your application. Please make sure that your clearances were done for "employment purposes". We cannot accept volunteer clearances.
 



Child Protective Services Law - Reporting Obligations:


All employees of the District including contractors and individuals paid or unpaid who accept responsibility for a child are mandated reporters.

Mandated reporters are required by law to report in good faith any suspected child abuse under any and all circumstances. It is our stance that it is always better to over report. Individuals filing a report in good faith are immune from any civil or criminal liability.

A mandated reporter who fails to report is liable and can be charged with an offense ranging from a misdemeanor of the second degree to a felony of the third degree.

Reporting procedure - file a report with the Department of Public Welfare AND District Office.

  • When filing a report with District administration please contact an administrator in one of the following departments:
    • Superintendent
    • Assistant Superintendent
    • Human Resources
    • Pupil Services
  • When filing with the Department of Public Welfare please use the ChildLine toll-free hotline: 1-800-932-0313.

**Please note that notifying your supervisor and/or a District Administrator only, does not comply with the law, you must contact the Department of Public Welfare.**

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