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.

Steps to be a Contractor:

  1. Make an account with AppGarden and upload your completed clearances. All contractors are required to obtain the following clearances prior to volunteering.
  2. Upload the following clearances (must be done within the last 5 years):

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.

**Visit our FAQ Page for answers to questions you may have.


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.

Click here for reporting procedures.

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