Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

Print this topic

​​​​Any adult volunteer, including volunteer coaches, parents/guardians, people assisting in the classroom, and others who have regular contact with students or minors at an elementary school or high school, in a manner similar to paid personnel in a comparable role, will be subject to fingerprinting under the California Education Code. Other volunteers at an elementary school or high school will be subject to fingerprinting under the California Penal Code. The principal or pastor/administrator will consult the Department​ of Catholic Schools or the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office, as necessary, to resolve any uncertainties concerning which protocol to follow for a particular volunteer. ​All preschool volunteers must be fingerprinted under the California Health and Safety Code. 

For all volunteers, the fingerprint reports and any subsequent arrest notifications are overseen by the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office as the confidential reporter of criminal offender record information​ (CORI reporter).

Private Catholic independent elementary schools and independent/non-archdiocesan high schools do not process fingerprinting through the archdiocesan Fingerprinting Office; these independent schools designate their own staff to be the CORI reporter and make separate arrangements for fingerprinting.