Background Checks

  • Each year, hundreds of volunteers share their time with the students of the STMA School District. Every school in STMA welcomes and appreciates volunteers inside and outside of the classroom.

    Background checks are part of our efforts to keep our schools safe for our students, staff and visitors. Please see below to learn how to complete your secure background check as a volunteer, chaperone, coach or student teacher.

    For questions or concerns on background checks, please contact Becca Heuring at (763) 497-6532. 

  • Classroom Volunteers & Chaperones

    School classroom volunteers and chaperones must have a one-time background check completed by STMA School District 885.

    To request a volunteer/chaperone background check, please send an email to Becca Heuring. In your email, please include your full name, email address, phone number and the school in which you are hoping to volunteer at. A link to the Trusted Employees wesite to enter your information and pay by credit card will be emailed to you for completion. The fee to process a volunteer/chaperone background check is $15.

  • Coaches & Student Teachers

    All coaches and student teachers must have a background check completed by STMA School District 885.

    To request a coach/student teacher background check, please send an email to Becca Heuring. In your email, please include your full name, email address, phone number and the school in which you are hoping to student teach/coach at. A link to the Trusted Employees wesite to enter your information and pay by credit card will be emailed to you for completion. The fee to process a coach/student teacher background check is $28.

  • Bullying

    Bullying, like other violent or disruptive behavior, is conduct that interferes with a student’s ability to learn and/or a teacher’s ability to educate students in a safe environment. No teacher, administrator, volunteer, contractor, or other employee of the school district shall permit, condone, or tolerate bullying. Any person who believes he or she has been the target or victim of bullying or any person with knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute bullying or prohibited conduct under this policy shall report the alleged acts immediately to an appropriate school district official designated by the Bullying Prohibition Policy. A person may report bullying anonymously.

    “Bullying” means intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive and

    1. an actual or perceived imbalance of power exists between the student engaging in the prohibited conduct and the target of the prohibited conduct, and the conduct is repeated or forms a pattern; or

    2. materially and substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities or performance or ability to participate in school functions or activities or receive school benefits, services, or privileges.

    A teacher, school administrator, volunteer, contractor, or other school employee shall be particularly alert to possible situations, circumstances, or events that might include bullying. Any such person who witnesses, observes, receives a report of, or has other knowledge or belief of conduct that may constitute bullying or other prohibited conduct shall make reasonable efforts to address and resolve the bullying or prohibited conduct and shall inform the building report taker (generally, the building principal) immediately.