Resources

Welcome to the Brandywine Heights School District Resources page. This site is developed to provide students, parents, community members and staff easy access to specific district information, forms and links commonly utilized. The site is broken into three segments; a Parents & Community page, a Staff & Faculty page, as well as a direct link to My School Bucks.

Helper and Volunteer Requirements

The Brandywine Heights Area School District values parents and community members who offer their time to assist the staff and students of the district. School Board Policy 916 on Unpaid Assistants describes two different categories of volunteers:

HELPER – an individual who voluntarily provides an unpaid service for the district at no charge on an infrequent basis and/or has limited contact with students. A helper will work with students under the direct supervision of a district employee.

REQUIREMENTS: Helpers must sign and submit these forms to the school office each time they help:

  1. Helper Affidavit
  2. PDE 6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form

 

VOLUNTEER – an individual who voluntarily provides a service to the district on a recurring basis and/or has substantial contact with students. Said service does not necessarily have to be performed on consecutive days. A volunteer may be reasonably expected to work with students and/or without the direct supervision of a district employee. For example: athletic coach or field trip chaperone.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must submit a completed Volunteer Packet to the school office, which includes the following documents:

  1. Volunteer Acknowledgement
  2. PDE 6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form
  3. Evidence of a negative Tuberculin Test (less than 3 months old). TB Tests can be scheduled through your primary care physician or through the school based on Call 610-899-5200 to make an appointment.
  4. Act 34 PA State Police Criminal Background Check Clearance (less than 1 year old) No fee.
  5. Act 151 PA Child Abuse History Clearance (less than 1 year old) No fee.
  6. If you have lived outside the state of Pennsylvania within the past 10 years, PA law requires the Pennsylvania Department of Education FBI Federal Criminal History clearance (fingerprint). The clearance cost is $27.00 and can be reimbursed by the district by submitting the receipt which states the price and the 16-digit ID # beginning with the letters “PAE”.

Submit completed Volunteer Packets to any School Office. Please be sure ALL forms and clearances are attached.

SMILES Program

Senior Motivators In Learning & Education Services
Senior Volunteer Tax Exchange Program

The Brandywine Heights Area School District SMILES Program is open to any person who is a resident of the District who is sixty-two (62) years of age or older and who is liable for the payment of school property taxes. For every hour of volunteer service provided to the district, $5.00 of credit will be set aside towards a rebate (max. $500.00) on the next fiscal year’s property tax bill. For more details and to apply, please click on the “SMILES” Program link above.