Criminal Background Checks

The district requires appropriate state criminal background checks as outlined in law on any individual recommended to be employed in a paid or volunteer position. The cost of the background checks for an individual recommended to be employed will be paid by the district. The cost of the background check for a volunteer will be paid by the applicant. The fee associated with the criminal record search on a teacher or a substitute teacher is waived for the district.

  • State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Background Checks 
    The district will obtain a name-based criminal record history check from SLED on all new employees prior to their initial employment. The district will consider the results of all criminal record history checks on an individual basis.
  • National Sex Offender Registry Checks  
    The district will perform a National Sex Offender Registry check on all new employees, whether employed on a full-time, part-time, regular, interim or temporary basis, and all volunteers who work in a school on an interim or regular basis as mentors, coaches, chaperones or any other capacity resulting in direct interaction or contact with students. The district will not permit individuals whose names appear in the National Sex Offender Registry or individuals who have been required to register as sex offenders pursuant to state law to work or serve in the district in any capacity.