• Henry County Public Schools Volunteer Process

    Henry County Public Schools requires that a full background check be processed for any person wanting to act as a volunteer within the school system. For Henry County, the background check process has two steps. The total cost for the entire background check process is $26.95. Once completed and approved, all background checks are effective for three years. 

    Step One: Central Registry Background Check 

    This portion of the background check is conducted by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The Central Registry form must be completed, notarized, and returned to a school or the central office. The overall cost is $10, which must be paid by a cashier's check or money order. 

    Step Two: Criminal Background Check 

    This portion of the background check is offered online and must be completed after the Central Registry background check. The total cost is $16.95, which is paid online through a credit or debit card. 

    After the Process has been Completed

    After both portions of the process have been successfully completed, results will take approximately 4-6 weeks to be received. If the person submitting is approved, they will receive an email (to the email provided in step two of the process) stating they are now a Henry County Public Schools volunteer; they will also receive a visitor's badge in the mail upon approval of their application. Additionally, while waiting for the visitor's badge in the mail, the email can be used as a temporary vistor's pass; just print it and bring your government ID to the school to volunteer. The volunteer badge will be mailed by Secure Volunteer/BIB within 7-10 business days after receiving the email. 

    There is no way to expedite the background check process; it takes a full 4-6 weeks for the background checks to be returned. Please be aware of this when planning to attend all field trips or volunteering/chaperoning opportunites throughout the school system.