Thank you for volunteering at Northside schools. Whether you are mentoring a child, chaperoning a field trip, a
board member of a PTA or helping out in the classroom, you are choosing to make a difference in a child’s life
and we appreciate you. Here’s some helpful tips on background checks for volunteers.
How do I find out if I am cleared to volunteer?
Please call your campus and speak to the principal's secretary. All principal secretaries have access to
the cleared list and can make individual name searches. Campus phone numbers are here.
Do I have to fill out a new online form every year?
Yes. All information is deleted each year on the last day of June. Forms can be filled out for the
following school year as early as July 1.
How long does it take to get back the results?
It takes one to two weeks for the results to be returned. Background checks can not be expedited.
I don't have a social security number. What should I do?
Please contact the campus principal's secretary for guidance.
I am an education student requiring placement at a campus. Is the form I fill out?
No. Please go here
for more information and the link to your background check form.
If I am a current NISD employee do I need to fill out the online Volunteer / Contractor background
No. All current NISD employees undergo a background check annually.
If I am a retired NISD employee, do I need to fill out the online Volunteer / Contractor background
Yes. All NISD retirees must fill out a Volunteer / Contractor background check annually.