School Volunteer & Visitor Procedures

PTS Visitor Procedures
Any individual planning to visit a PTS school or service building must adhere to our visitor procedures. Please watch the video below to learn what you can expect when visiting our schools and service buildings.

Remember to follow these steps when visiting:
1. Enter through the main entrance of the building.
2. Have your ID ready to present to the building secretary.
3. Press the call button and state your name and reason for your visit.
4. Wear your visitors badge throughout your visit.
5. Check out of the building with the secretary before you leave.

For more information contact the Administration building at 219-762-6511.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Portage Township Schools! Your efforts make it possible for us to continue providing excellent educational experiences for our students. Prior to volunteering, please watch this Volunteer Orientation Video, as it contains important information regarding background checks, health practices, and other important policies. 

The purpose of the volunteer background check procedure is to help ensure the safety and security of our students at Portage Township Schools.  A complete background check will be required once a year for those individuals who are requesting to volunteer.  Background checks must be submitted and approved prior to any volunteer activity taking place in the Portage Township Schools.  A criminal record does not necessarily mean that a volunteer will be prevented from serving in the schools.  



 Level I – Outside Classroom* (Field Trips)
  Charge: $15.95

The Level I background check is conducted by Safe Hiring Solutions, LLC.  This background check is for volunteers who wish to participate outside the classroom (i.e., field trips). *This level includes volunteering in the classroom.

 Apply Online Here

  • Click on Safe Hire Solutions link from Portage Township Schools 
  • Complete all required information.
  • Pay using a credit/debit card $15.95

Safe Hiring

 Apply In Person

  • Go to PTS Administration Office.
  • You must bring exact cash
  • Complete an Application Background Check Authorization Form.
  • Provide a valid Driver’s License or other acceptable form of photo identification (non-expired).

Computer kiosk is available for credit/debit cards

  Level II – In Classroom Only (Classroom Parties)
 Charge: $0.00

The Level II background check is submitted to the Indiana State Police.  This background check is for volunteers who wish to participate in the classroom (i.e., classroom parties). 

Apply In Person

  • Go to PTS Administration Office.
  • Or pick up a form from any school
  • Or print out.Click here to print form.
  • Complete all sections of the form.
  • Must provide a valid Driver’s License or other acceptable form of photo identification (non-expired).
  • Turn form in to any school or Administration building it cannot be submitted online.