After three background checks and eight kids, grandchildren and foster children attending Northeast Elementary School, a Greenwood grandmother still has to leave her ID in the office when she comes in to read with kids or throw a birthday party.
Paulette Slevin has volunteered a few times a month for the past three years at the school, which four of her grandchildren attend. She wanted to be more involved with their school and see how they were doing in class.
Each time she goes, she has to wear a badge that identifies her as a volunteer and leave her photo ID with the office. And she has gone through three background checks to make sure she has no felony convictions or recent misdemeanor arrests.