Aledo ISD is contracted with JD Palatine, to provide an online volunteer application and background check for anyone wishing to volunteer in AISD schools. More than 2,000 applicants were approved in each of the past two school years. This online application is quick and easy and will help us continue to ensure the safety of our students.
At Aledo ISD, we value the support and assistance we receive from our dedicated school volunteers. Our safety and background check requirements are not intended to hinder volunteers from helping Aledo ISD, but rather to reassure parents and staff that Aledo ISD has been diligent in screening volunteers for work with or around students. The status of your volunteer application does not affect your ability as a parent to visit the campus for lunch or special events using the existing Raptor sign-in process.
We encourage everyone who wants to volunteer for AISD in any capacity whatsoever, to apply online and have a background check completed. This way, you'll be ready to go should the situation arise where you want to volunteer.
Volunteers requiring background checks, include those who are providing services while on district campuses and/or class field trips, as well as those volunteers who have school-related interaction with students via online platforms such as WebEx/Zoom when not in the presence of eduators on the call with the student(s).
If you need help determining whether your activity requires a background check, you can contact the Human Resources Department at 817-441-8327.
Click here to complete the volunteer background check.
Approved volunteers not only consent to the criminal background check, but once cleared, volunteers also consent to having their contact information shared with AISD Principals so the applicant can be contacted to volunteer.
The application will ask for your name, address, birthdate, social security number and email address as well as any maiden or other names you have used in the past. You'll have a series of permission forms you'll need to read and sign by clicking the box at the bottom of each screen, agreeing to the national background check. Credit Scores and Credit reports are not obtained during the background check process, only criminal activity. Once you have completed and submitted the application, we will process your background check as quickly as possible.
Once approved, you'll be added to the AISD List of Approved Volunteers shared with our campuses. If for some reason you are denied or there is an issue found during your background check, you will receive a confidential notification from a District Representative. A problem found during a background check may or may not be applicable to you, but the District Representative will guide you through steps to resolve the application issues and/or you'll have the option to withdraw your application altogether.
We appreciate and value your volunteer service to Aledo ISD. During the first few weeks of school, please allow up to a two week processing time. In reality, the processing rate will likely be much quicker during non-peak times. Don't wait and get caught missing out on volunteer opportunities. Sign up and begin volunteering now!
Thank you for helping to keep our Bearcats safe!