Background Check

If you are planning on volunteering as a driver for field work OR as a volunteer in the classroom with groups of 5 or fewer children, you are required to have a background check on file at the school. Even if you had one last year, this is required to be done annually for the safety of our kids! Thanks for understanding!

Consent for Background Check 

As part of the volunteer process of working directly with, or supervising children without direct supervision of school staff, FernLeaf Community Charter School may make investigative inquiries on your background. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that for purposes of volunteering with money, a consumer report may be made. 

Upon written request, a copy of the report will be provided if volunteer placement has been denied due to information obtained herein. 

Background Check

You can access and print the background check form here. Bring it to Karie, along with a check for $10.95 to cover the cost of the background check.

You may also submit your fee online, here. (There is an additional $1 processing fee to submit payment online). 


If you plan on being a driver for field work Karie will also need a copy of your driver's license and car insurance card. Please send a digital copy of these to Karie at or text them to 828-209-8860.