Contact Us

Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools Requiring Background Checks For Classroom Visitors, Volunteers [AUDIO]

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, Photo by WJON.com’s Jim Maurice

SAUK RAPIDS – Parents and grandparents in the Sauk Rapids-Rice school district who want to volunteer in their child’s classroom are now required to pass a background check.

Superintendent Dan Bittman says the new policy went into effect on July 1st.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Bittman says the policy is also effective for anyone who may want to eat in the lunchroom with their child, chaperone on field trips, etc.

Bittman says, if you show-up at the school, and don’t have a background check on file, they’ll help you get started.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Bittman says he maintains the updated list, and the private date will only be seen by him.

He says while it’s a new policy at Sauk Rapids-Rice, it’s not new for a majority of districts in Central Minnesota.

He says you can fill-out a background check application online at a cost of $14, it usually takes a few hours for the check to be approved.

Bittman says background checks are allowable, but not required by state law.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!