• All volunteer candidates with the Martin County School District are subject to a criminal history check. Background screenings cost $20.00 for two years. If you pay online, it's $21.00 because of an added bank transaction fee.

    In Florida, the entire arrest record is revealed to school districts, including sealed and/or expunged records and military court proceedings. Applicants must disclose this information even if told differently by a lawyer, judge, or other law enforcement individual. If you were given this information by a judge, then those written instructions would need to be provided to MCSD. Prior criminal records may or may not result in disqualification for volunteering; however, failure to disclose this information will disqualify you for volunteering. Information that must be disclosed includes any offense that occurred whether as a juvenile or adult; therefore, all adult and juvenile offenses must be listed.

    A volunteer applicant’s criminal history includes any offense for which the applicant posted bail; entered a pre-trial diversion or pre-trial intervention program; had adjudication withheld, was convicted or found guilty; was placed on probation; pled guilty or no contest; was jailed or imprisoned; or appeared in court, as a juvenile or adult. Sealed records, expunged records and military court proceedings must be disclosed. Note: DUI and reckless driving are criminal offenses.

    The criminal offenses listed below will render applicants ineligible to volunteer with the Martin County School District.

    WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO VOLUNTEER – felony convictions* including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Adult abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult
    • Murder
    • Manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person, disabled adult, or child
    • Vehicular homicide
    • Killing an unborn child by injury to the mother
    • Assault of a minor
    • Aggravated assault
    • Battery of a minor
    • Aggravated battery
    • Battery on a detention or commitment facility staff
    • Kidnapping
    • False imprisonment
    • Taking, enticing, or removing a child beyond the state limits with criminal intent pending custody proceedings
    • Carrying a child beyond state lines with criminal intent to avoid producing a child at a custody hearing or delivering the child to the designated person
    • Exhibiting a firearm or weapon within 1,000 feet of a School
    • Possessing an electric weapon or devise, destructive device, or other weapon on school property
    • Sexual battery
    • Prohibited acts of persons in familial or custodial authority
    • Prostitution
    • Lewd and lascivious behavior
    • Lewd and indecent exposure
    • Arson
    • Theft, robbery, and related crimes, if the offense is a felony
    • Fraudulent sale of controlled substances, only if the offense was a felony
    • Abuse, aggravated abuse, or neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult
    • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of an elderly person or disabled adult
    • Exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult, if the offense was a felony
    • Incest
    • Child abuse, aggravated child abuse, or neglect of a child
    • Contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a child
    • Negligent treatment of children
    • Sexual performance by a child
    • Resisting arrest with violence
    • Depriving a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer means of protection or communication
    • Aiding in an escape
    • Aiding in the escape of juvenile inmates in correctional institutions
    • Obscene literature
    • Encouraging or recruiting another to join a criminal gang
    • Crimes related to drug abuse prevention and control (ch. 893, Florida Statutes), only if the offense was a felony or if any other person involved in the offense was a minor
    • Inflicting cruel or inhuman treatment on an inmate resulting in great bodily harm
    • Harboring, concealing, or aiding an escaped prisoner
    • Introduction of contraband into a correctional facility
    • Sexual misconduct in juvenile justice programs
    • Contraband introduced into detention facilities
    • All felony drug related convictions

    * A volunteer applicant with a felony conviction is ineligible to volunteer pursuant to the District's internal procedures. A withold of adjudication for the successful completion of a pre-trial intervention or pre-trial diversion program is counted as a conviction pursuant to Florida Statute. 


    • Misdemeanor drug or paraphernalia
    • Resisting arrest without violence


    • Cases pending
    • Domestic violence
    • Multiple arrests
    • On probation (crimes not listed above)
    • City ordinances/criminal traffic offenses not listed above
    • Any misdemeanor crime not listed above


    NOTE: If you are considered eligible for volunteering under the above guidelines, this eligibility does not guarantee volunteer placement and/or employment with Martin County School District.