Employee Background Checks

At the time a prospective employee makes application for employment with the District, such prospective employee shall fill out an employment application providing the following warning:


“All references stated in this application will be checked by the School District and it is the policy of this School District that false information will be grounds for rejecting your application with no further consideration for the position; or, if such false information is discovered after hire, you will be subject to immediate termination for cause.  Any false information may also be the grounds for criminal prosecution.”


All employees seeking employment with the District shall sign a written release, waiver, and authorization which authorize the District to request information from the prospective employee’s past three employers and supervisors.  The release, waiver, and authorization shall also authorize the District to contact former employers to obtain a reference check and to conduct a background search into the employee’s criminal record, if any or any other background check as the District deems necessary to satisfy itself of the quality and competence of the prospective employee’s credentials.


Criminal Background Check

The superintendent may require any prospective employee, or volunteer who may be given significant unsupervised access to a student in connection with the volunteer’s assignment or, when deemed appropriate by the superintendent, a current employee or volunteer to submit to a criminal background check at the board’s expense, and may additionally require the person to provide fingerprint identification for that purpose.


The applicant, volunteer, or employee shall be given written notification that a background check has been requested. 


An applicant, volunteer, or employer shall be extended an opportunity to respond to or explain any information received as a result of the criminal background check.

If the district denies a person employment or terminates an employee because of information obtained through a criminal background check, the person or employee shall be given written notice of the reasons for denial or dismissal and extended an opportunity to respond to the reasons.


Information obtained pursuant to a criminal background check is confidential and may only be disclosed as provided herein.



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