District

Welcome to Upper Perkiomen School District

Academics

21st Century Education

Departments

District Wide Departments

Parents

Click on "Parent Portal" at the top of the screen to access Skyward's Family Access

Community

Horseback riding in Green Lane Park

School Board

All Board and Workshop meetings are held at the Education Center - 2229 East Buck Road, Pennsburg.

Clearances

Requirements

New Employees/Contractors

Required Paperwork for New Employees and Contractors

If you are offered a position as an employee or contractor, please be advised the following paperwork will be required before you are able to begin working.

  • Act 34: PA State Police Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • You can apply online and you will receive results immediately.
    • Print and retain the receipt containing the control number.
    • The cost of this clearance is $8 paid by credit card on the website.
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of start date.
  • Act 151: Child Abuse Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • Create an account on the Child Welfare Portal or login if you have already done so.
    • Read all information, create a Keystone ID (unless you already have one assigned) and complete all requested information.
    • The cost of this clearance is $8 paid by credit card on the website.
    • You will receive an email confirmation and you are able to view the status at anytime by logging in.
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of proposed start date.
  • Act 114: FBI Fingerprint (to be updated every 5 years)
    • You must register on the Cogent website prior to visiting a fingerprint site.
    • Must select "School Districts" for your reason to be fingerprinted (Department of Education).
    • The cost is $28.75 payable by credit card on the website or by money order at the time of fingerprint appointment.
    • Must be dated within one year of start date (the employer will need the receipt containing the registration number starting with the letters "PAE").
    • Results will be sent to you via mail 1-4 weeks after you are fingerprinted but employers can pull results with your registration number 24-48 hours.
Closest fingerprint location is Quakertown School District Administration Building.
More information can be found by clicking here.

  • School Health Form (includes physical and TB test)
    • Physical must be dated within one year of start date and be completed on the School Personnel Health Record Form provided at the link above.
    • TB test results must be a maximum of three months prior to employment.
  • PDE FORM 6004: Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification
    • This form needs to be filled out and signed (the employer retains the original of this form).
    • By signing, you are stating that the information provided on this form is correct and complete.
  • Act 168 Form: Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form (for new employees and contractors only)
    • One of these forms needs to be filled out and supplied for the following:
      • Your current employer
      • Each past employer in which you had direct contact with children

Volunteers

Required Paperwork for Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the staff, students, and programs of our schools in the Upper Perkiomen School District (UPSD). Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UPSD.

You are considered a volunteer if you are coming in to any school building for more than the purposes of a one time presentation under a teacher's supervision or dropping something off in the main office. Volunteer's interact with students and move beyond the main office into the halls and participate in the daily activities of the students.

On October 22, 2014, Act 153 of 2014 was signed into law. This new law changed background check requirements for employees, contractors and volunteers. This law requires action on your part in order to remain or become a volunteer at UPSD. All employees, contractors and volunteers are required to obtain new clearances (child abuse history, state and federal criminal history checks) every 5 years (60 months).

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please be advised the following paperwork will be required before you are able to begin volunteering in the District.

Once the paperwork listed below has been completed please do the following:

Retain copies for your records

Send copies to the UPSD Human Resources Office through one of the following methods:

1. Scan and email to uphr@upsd.org (we do not need to see original forms as they can be verified online)

2. Mail copies to 2229 E. Buck Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073 Attention: HR

3. Stop in our office at the address above to drop off copies

Once all appropriate paperwork has been received and verified by Human Resources your name will be added to a list of active volunteers. This list is updated and provided to all school's central office staff who can verify that you are eligible to volunteer in any UPSD building.

The following must be received prior to being cleared to volunteer:

  • Affirmation Form: All volunteers shall be required to complete and sign the Registration and Affirmation Form
  • Act 34: PA State Police Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • You can apply online and you will receive results immediately
    • Print and retain the receipt containing the control number
    • There is no cost for this clearance for volunteers
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of start date
  • Act 151: Child Abuse Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • Create an account on the Child Welfare Portal or login if you have already done so.
    • Read all information, create a Keystone ID (unless you already have one assigned) and complete all requested information.
    • There is no cost for this clearance for volunteers
    • You will receive an email confirmation and you are able to view the status at anytime by logging in.
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of proposed start date
  • Act 114: FBI Fingerprint (to be updated every 5 years)
    • Volunteers are exempt from this requirement if they have resided within Pennsylvania consecutively for the past 10 years
    • Volunteers who have not resided within PA for the past 10 years must complete.
      • You must register on the Cogent website prior to visiting a fingerprint site.
      • Must select "School Districts" for your reason to be fingerprinted (Department of Education).
      • The cost is $28.75 payable by credit card on the website or by money order at the time of fingerprint appointment.
      • Must be dated within one year of start date (the employer will need the receipt containing the registration number starting with the letters "PAE").
      • Results will be sent to you via mail 1-4 weeks after you are fingerprinted but employers can pull results with your registration number 24-48 hours.

Current Employees

Required Paperwork for Current Employees and Contractors

All current employees/contractors are required to update their clearances on file every 5 years (60 months).

  • Act 34: PA State Police Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • You can apply online and you will receive results immediately and you can print and retain the receipt containing the control number.
    • The cost of this clearance is $10 paid by credit card on the website.
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of start date.
  • Act 151: Child Abuse Clearance (to be updated every 5 years)
    • Create an account on the Child Welfare Portal or login if you have already done so.
    • Read all information, create a Keystone ID (unless you already have one assigned) and complete all requested information.
    • You can pay for this online through this application process.
    • You will receive an email confirmation and you are able to view the status at anytime by logging in.
    • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of proposed start date (the employer will need to see the original and retain a verified copy).
  • Act 114: FBI Fingerprint (to be updated every 5 years)
    • You must register on the Cogent website prior to visiting a fingerprint site.
    • Must select "School Districts" for your reason to be fingerprinted (Department of Education).
    • The cost is $28.75 payable by credit card on the website or by money order at the time of fingerprint appointment.
    • Must be dated within one year of start date (the employer will need the receipt containing the registration number starting with the letters "PAE").
    • Results will be sent to you via mail 1-4 weeks after you are fingerprinted but employers can pull results with your registration number 24-48 hours.
Closest fingerprint location is Quakertown School District Administration Building.
More information can be found by clicking here.
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