FINGERPRINT-BASED BACKGROUND CHECKS
Specifically, this new law requires a fingerprint-based state and federal record check for all school employees who may have direct or unmonitored contact with the students of our district.
At the discretion of the district, volunteers, chaperones, host families of foreign exchange students, subcontractors, and individuals completing observations may be exempt from this process, however, these groups will still need to successfully pass the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check.
During the final stages of interviewing and before an offer of employment, prospective candidates of the Peabody Public School District must submit to a Fingerprint-Based Background Check and be deemed "suitable for employment".
All current school district employees,
substitute teachers, student teachers, substitute workers, and others deemed
required to undergo the Fingerprint-Based
Unlike the state CORI checks that have no associated fee,
individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement that costs $35 for
non-licensed individuals, and $55 for individuals licensed under G.L. Chapter
71, Section 38G (licensed educators and specialists). When registering, the Peabody
Public School Provider ID
CODE is 02290000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
MASS GENERAL LAW: Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012