The Olentangy Local School District has updated its guidelines for volunteer background checks. Starting July 1, 2016, parent volunteers will shift from a BCI/FBI fingerprint background check to an online system called BIB.

    BIB (Background Investigation Bureau) is a comprehensive online system that will provide thorough background checks on all volunteers.  The system will provide background check results to the district within 48 hours instead of the two to four week turnaround time of the fingerprint background checks. The new background checks will also be a significant cost savings to the volunteer at a cost of $19.95. 

    How does it work?

    A volunteer will go to the BIB Secure Volunteer website and input their individual information.  

    They will make their payment and receive confirmation within 24 to 48 hours that their background check has been completed and the district has received a copy of their results.  Within 7 days the approved volunteer will receive an individualized VOLUNTEER CARD that they will show to the building each time they arrive for volunteer duty. 

    The BIB background check is valid for 3 years.  This is a change from the previous 5 year validation.  The BIB system will notify the volunteer via email when it is time for their recheck.  All BCI/FBI background checks are grandfathered in.  If a volunteer has a BCI/FBI check within the past 5 years, that background check is still valid and you do not have to complete the BIB check until 5 years has passed.  After the expiration of the 5 years you will switch to the BIB background check.

    All of the procedures previously required to volunteer will still apply.  The only changes made to the guidelines are the type of background check required and the validation period.

    Please contact your building principal if you have any questions.