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VIRTUS-Child Protection

This school complies with the The Decree on Child Protection which is promulgated by the Archbishop of Cincinnati.  The Decree is as follows:

  All employees and regular volunteers at St. Joseph Consolidated School are required by the Archdiocese to fulfill the requirements of this decree. 


This means that school staff and parents who are at school on a regular basis (more than one occasion) working with students (as coaches, room moms, party volunteers, field trips chaperones, etc.) must attend a VIRTUS session offered at any parish location and have a background check.  Our fingerprinting policy includes manual fingerprinting for employees and electronic background checks for all employees and volunteers.


Go to to find and register for a session.  Instead of fingerprinting the Archdiocese is now using to background checks.  To use this service all you need to do is log into your VIRTUS account click on the tab "toolbox" and then click on   There will be a one time $25 charge for this background check.  Individuals must complete BOTH requirements to participate as a volunteer.   It takes at least three weeks for this process to be completed.  Please allow ample time for processing. 


Once you are a current volunteer and have completed both the background check and VIRTUS training.  You only need to do the monthly bulletins to remain up to date in the system.  If you become more than 3 bulletins behind you may be inactivated and will have to redo the VIRTUS process. 


Please contact the school office if you have any questions regarding this information.