Field Experience Students

Beginning Spring 2020 Field Experience Students Have to complete the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Check

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is excited you will be completing your “field hours” in our district. Before you begin your placement, you must

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  1. Register in our Field Experience Tracking System. Please register with an email address that ends with .edu.

  2. Complete a volunteer background check*. Unlike the federal criminal background check, this is a STATE level check. No fingerprints are required. The volunteer records check is good for 5 years.

    1. Please go to my School Bucks to pay for your Volunteer Background Check (the Volunteer Background Check is $10.00 and there is a 0.41 cents service fee. The total payment is $10.41)
    2. After you have completed your payment please go to the JCPS School Volunteer Records Check and enter your information. If you think you have done this before click check the status. Enter your information in the Volunteer Status Check box and click check status.
  3. Please communicate with your Field Placement Coordinator to arrange your placement details. Field Placement Coordinators will communicate directly with principals to make arrangements for your placements. Students should not contact the schools.
  4. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

    Complete the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) check. You will receive the results back from the state in your e-mail.

    Please upload a copy of your CAN Check results into your account in the portal.

*The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) requires volunteers to submit a Volunteer Background check every five years. However, if it is brought to the attention of district officials that a volunteer has plead guilty to or is convicted of drug offenses; sexual offenses; offenses against minors; deadly weapons offenses; violent, abusive, threatening, or harassment offenses; or any felony offense, he or she will be required to submit a new criminal records check and his or her volunteer status may be terminated. In keeping with JCBE policy, the School Volunteer Records Check process is as follows:

If you have further questions please submit a message to Please always include your name, title, and semester (example: Jane Doe / Field Experience Student / Fall 2020) in the subject line.

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