Please complete both forms if you are interested in volunteering. The Volunteer Application will automatically be sent to Human Resources upon submission. The Criminal Record Release Form will need to be printed and brought to the Westerly Police Department located at 60 Airport Road, Westerly RI 02891 so they can process your state background check (BCI). There is no appointment necessary to drop off the form and there is no cost associated for this service. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.
Volunteer Background Checks
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws § 16-2-18.4 and § 16-2-18.5 Westerly Public Schools requires that all volunteers undergo a state background check (BCI) prior to volunteering and then on an annual basis going forward. In those situations in which no disqualifying information has been found, the bureau of criminal identification, state police or local police department shall inform the prospective volunteer and the District. Under Rhode Island General Law § 16-2-18.4, "disqualifying information" means those offenses listed in § 23-17-37, and those offenses listed in § 11-37-8.1 and § 11-37-8.3.
It is the policy of Westerly Public Schools not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies on the basis of age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sex, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.