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Lee's Summit Football Association uses various Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) facilities as well as Lee's Summit School District (LSR7) facilities and in turn needs to safeguard participants from physical, mental or verbal abuse while participating in recreation sports.  The following guidelines are stipulated in the contract that we operate under for said facilities.

In an effort to increase the safety of those participating in the Association’s programs, the LSPR Board is requiring programs under Association’s direction which use Board facilities to develop policies and procedures that in so far as possible protect the safety of children from sexual offenders, contacts with felons and otherwise ensure as safe an environment as possible for those participating in Association programs and events. To work towards achieving the development of the policies and procedures described above, the Association agrees to do the following: 

A.     Perform background checks on all Association volunteers and staff 18 years and older.

1. Background checks shall be valid for 365 days from date of the background check.

2. The volunteers and staff who volunteer or work for other Associations that have written agreements with the Board or that volunteer or work for the Board will not be required to undergo more than one background check during the 365 days the background check is valid.

3. Work with the Board and other Associations to provide information on who has completed background checks.

 B.     Use the vendor selected by the Board to perform the background checks. Associations may use other vendors if the background checks meet or exceed the specifications listed in Section E and use the disqualifiers based on the offenses listed in Section F. A letter of confirmation from the association and outside vendor will be required that confirms their agreement to follow the required procedures.

C.     Provide a link on Association websites for online application for background checks.

D.     Pay the cost of the background check directly or require volunteers and staff to pay for the background checks.

E.      The background checks will include the following:

1. National Criminal Data Base Search.

2. 50 State Sex Offender Registry Search.

3. Local Criminal Record, Search County of current residence or longest and most current residency.

4. Social Security Number verification.

5. Address Trace.


F.      Volunteers and staff will be ineligible to volunteer or work for the Association if found guilty of the following crimes:

  • All sex offenses regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
  • All felony violence regardless of the amount of time since the offense.
  • All felony offenses other than sex or violence related within past 10 years
  • All misdemeanor violence offenses within the past 7 years includinga
  • Assault in 3rd degree, 1st and 2nd  offenses
  • Assault in 3rd degree
  • All misdemeanor drug offenses in past 5 years or multiple offenses in past 10 years including:  
  • Possession of up to 35 grams marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid
  • Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a imitation controlled substance
  • Knowingly recklessly purchase/receive/acquire ephedrine products in excess of
  • allowed amounts
  • Intentionally induce symptoms by use of solvents or possess solvents 1st offense
  • Any other misdemeanor within the past 5 years that would be considered a potential danger to children or is directly related to the functions of that volunteer including:
  • Unlawful transaction with child
  • Endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree
  • Assist in child abduction or parental kidnapping
  • Obtain/transfer/use identification for purpose of providing false identification to persons under 21
  • Supplying liquor to a minor
  • Harassment by a person 21 years or older against a person 17 years or younger

G.     Distribute or provide access to the State of Vermont Agency of Human Services, Department for Children & Families program titled “STEP UP: Protect Children From Sexual Abuse” to parents and guardians of participants in Association programs and encourage participation in the training program. “Required Parent/Guardian Training Material to Protect children From Sexual Abuse”. 

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