• Fingerprinting Info

    Parent and Community Volunteers are ALWAYS welcomed at The Melwood Elementary School.  In an effort to maintain this partnership, it is a PGCPS' annual requirement that interested individuals must complete the fingerprinting process.  

    This includes ALL day field trips, overnight field trips and classroom volunteer assistance.  

     Please find the below information to further assist you with completing this process:

    The Fingerprinting Office

    14201 School Lane
    Temporary 472 (rear of building)
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

    NOTE: Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8AM to 11:45AM and 12:30PM to 3:45PM

    Volunteers who qualify may elect to do a commercial background check in place of the fingerprinting as per Administrative Procedure 4215 Section G.  Chaperones for day are only required to undergo the background check.  For an overnight field trip, chaperones must complete a full fingerprint background check and form.

    Costs of these Services are:

    • Fingerprinting ($63.82)
    • Commercial Background Check ($7.00)

    Acceptable forms of payment include cash, Visa, Mastercard and money orders.  Personal checks are not accepted.

    SAVE TIME - Print out your forms here, fill them out and bring them with you!

    *Valid photo identification is required to go through any part of  these processes.