Jefferson County Public Schools Louisville, Kentucky
Jefferson County Schools Louisville, Ky

Field Experience Students

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

  1. Register in our Field Experience Tracking System
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  3. 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 Buck 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 $10.45)
    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.
  4. 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.

*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:

  • All JCPS parent and community members whose School Volunteer Records Check was cleared prior to July 1, 2016, are required to submit a new background check.
  • Volunteers who submitted a School Volunteer Records Check after July 1, 2016, and were cleared will not need to resubmit a records check until July 1, 2021, unless there has been a qualifying incident similar to those listed above.
  • The use of tobacco products is prohibited in any building owned or operated by the board. Smoking on school grounds is permitted only in outside areas so designated by the superintendent or principal, subject to the limits set by law.

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