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 VIPS
Volunteers in Public Schools Program
VIPS Registration & Annual Criminal Background Check Procedures
 
Effective Friday, July 29, 2016, for all volunteers:
Volunteers who were cleared to volunteer for the 2015–2016 school year will be put in INACTIVE status for the 2016–2017 school year until they complete the following:

  • resubmit their photo identification to their school’s VIPS coordinator
  • undergo the annual criminal background check for the new school year

Volunteers with INACTIVE status do not need to register again for a VIPS online account.

For volunteers cleared prior to July 29, 2016:

Volunteers who were cleared to volunteer prior to July 29, 2016, must still resubmit their ID and undergo another background check before volunteering for the 2016–2017 school year.

For volunteers who registered during the 2015–2016 school year but did not show proof of ID:

Volunteers who registered during the 2015–2016 school year but never gave proof of ID to their school’s VIPS coordinator will be deleted from the volunteer database for the 2016–2017 school year. All deleted volunteers will be considered new volunteers if they would like to volunteer for the upcoming school year, and will need to: 

  • register as new VIPS account users online at www.houstonisd.org/vips
  • show acceptable photo identification to the school’s VIPS Coordinator
  • submit to a criminal background check for the 2016–2017 school year

Volunteers should contact their school’s VIPS coordinator to find out the status of their background check and to learn about volunteer opportunities available at that campus.

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