Meramec Valley R-III School District
Volunteer Background Checks

If you plan to volunteer, attend field trips, or help in the classroom, you need a background check. Two background checks are now required. Please contact your child's school office, if you have any questions.

Background Check #1: Website: https://www.machs.mo.gov/MACHSFP/home.html

FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check

Registration: All individuals must pre-register online for fingerprinting through the State Highway Patrol's Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS).

Fingerprinting Fee: The fee for the fingerprinting process is $41.75.

Background Check #2: Family Care Safety Registry Family Care Safety Registry Background Check

*This background check does not expire and only needs to be done once.

Screening Fee: The fee for the screening is $15.25. (Registration $14.00 & Processing $1.25).

When you have completed the FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check and the Family Care Safety Registry Background Screening, please contact Central Office at 636-271-1400 for approval. 

Approvals may take 5 to 7 business days.