School Chaperone/Volunteer Guidelines for Background Checks

Lake Montessori parents, guardians, and volunteers are important to our school. Lake Montessori students are our number one priority. We appreciate your understanding as we ask our volunteers to obtain background checks. This background check includes a fingerprinting process which must be completed. Anyone who will have direct contact with the students, driving or supervising a field trip or volunteering time for school related activities will need to complete the background screening. This includes volunteering at the school.

We thank you for your time and for helping Lake Montessori to provide a safe and caring environment for the students.

Document included in the background screening packet:

  • Affidavit of Good Moral Character
  • Records Search Request (Local Law Check)
  • Fingerprint card (to be provided by the Sheriff’s Office)

Visit the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 360 W. Ruby Street, Tavares FL to receive a fingerprint card. You will need to bring your photo I.D. in order to have your fingerprints run. Let the personnel know you are receiving your screening on behalf of Lake Montessori.

Please return the attached papers and the fingerprint card to the office no later than September 29, 2017. It is vital that you have your fingerprints done and paid for by this date to ensure attendance for our first field on October 16th. The cost for the background screening is $50.00. Checks may be made payable to Lake Montessori and are due when your paperwork is turned into the office.

The Affidavit of Good Moral Character must to be notarized.

Once your fingerprints and background check are complete, they are valid for 5 years.

If you completed the background screenings process for Lake Montessori last year, please note that the Records Search Request for Lake County was not completed. The cost for the local law is $11.00, and may be made payable to Lake Montessori.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to stop in the office at any time.

Thank you!