• Volunteering with the Marblehead Public Schools

    Background Check for Volunteers

    In January 2013, the Governor signed Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, "An Act Relative to Background Checks." This new law expands what public, private, and parochial schools, including approved private special education schools and child care facilities already do in conducting state Criminal Offender Record Information (CORIchecks.

    ALL employees and contracted workers along with ALL volunteers will be processed for a CORI at least once every three (3) years as currently required by law.


    The Law Requires a Fingerprint-Based State and National Criminal Record Check For All:

    • new hires
    • existing school employees (including facilities and cafeteria workers)
    • bus drivers
    • contracted employees
    • fellows, interns and student teachers
    • and volunteers who will have direct and unmonitored contact with children or who regularly volunteer in our buildings 

    ALL volunteers who will have direct and unmonitored contact with children must be fingerprinted. There is a $35 fee for unlicensed educators. 


    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Marblehead Public Schools. Please use this form to begin the process of requesting clearance to volunteer in our buildings. 

    Applicants will be contacted via email with next steps within 3-5 days from request date. Please be prepared to complete your CORI electronically with a valid ID. Fingerprinting information will also be provided. 
    Once clearance is confirmed, applicants and the building secretaries will be notified via the email address on file. Please keep the clearance email for reference when reapplying.   
    Please allow 7-10 days total processing time to complete background checks. PLEASE NOTE: CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO VOLUNTEERING  
    We look forward to welcoming you!