Because the safety of our children needs our top priority, the Catholic Church mandates that every employee or volunteer working with children/youth within our parishes and schools must attend a Safe Environment Education class; read the Code of Ethical Standards and the Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities; and have a background check done before they are permitted to work/volunteer in any school or parish-related job or activity that involves contact with children/youth. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, catechists, sports coaches, extracurricular leaders/ coaches, classroom or activity volunteers, playground/field trip/retreat chaperones, etc.
This three-hour class is a one-time requirement and your background check must be renewed every five years. St. Francis Borgia will be holding classes on Wednesday, July 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 6-9 p.m. in the church hall.
Attendees must pre-register. Go to https://goo.gl/BAiHvB to obtain the instruction sheet with a link to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Stafford, SFB Safe Environment Coordinator, through the parish office.