John Glenn School Corporation
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4121 - PERSONAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND MANDATORY REPORTING OF CONVICTIONS AND SUBSTANTIATED CHILD ABUSE AND ARRESTS

To protect students and staff members, the School Board requires an inquiry into the personal background of each applicant the Superintendent recommends for employment on the School Corporation's support staff.

Such an inquiry shall also be made for substitutes.

The Superintendent shall establish the necessary procedures for obtaining personal background information on each applicant recommended for employment on the Corporation's support staff which shall include the following:

 

A.

an expanded national criminal history check as defined by I.C. 20-26-2-1.5

     
 

B.

an expanded child protection index check as defined by I.C. 20-26-2-1.3

     
 

C.

a search of the national sex offender registry maintained by the United States Department of Justice

     
 

D.

beginning July 1, 2017, a search of the State child abuse registry

     
 

E.

telephone inquiry with former employer(s)

     
 

F.

explanations of any employment gaps to ensure the candidate has not omitted an employer where an offense occurred

     
 

G.

verification of the applicant’s eligibility to work using the E-Verify database maintained by the Federal government as required by I.C. 12-32-1

     
 

H.

a check of three (3) references

     
 

I.

a detailed background history including prior employment and volunteer positions

     
 

J.

an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles driver history if the position involves driving

The Board may deny employment to an applicant who is

 

A.

convicted of an offense for which the applicant’s license for the position may be revoked or suspended by State law; or

     
 

B.

the subject of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect.

Each applicant shall certify under penalty of perjury his/her eligibility to be employed by the Board as a United States citizen or a qualified alien.

Should it be necessary to employ a person in order to maintain continuity of the program prior to receipt of the report, the Superintendent may provide for a substitute or employ the applicant as a substitute or employ the applicant as a substitute.

The procedures shall provide that information and records obtained from pre-employment inquiries under this policy are confidential and shall not be released except as necessary to implement this policy, defend a decision made pursuant to this policy, or comply with I.C. 20-26-5-11.5 when responding to a request for an employment reference from another school for a current or former employee.

Any costs associated with obtaining expanded criminal history check and the expanded child protection index check are to be borne by the applicant.

During the course of his/her employment with the Corporation, each support staff employee shall be required to report the arrest or the filing of criminal charges against the employee;

 

A.

conviction of the employee for a crime; and

     
 

B.

substantiated report of child abuse or neglect of which the employee is the subject

to the Superintendent within two (2) business days of the occurrence. The Superintendent shall obtain a review of each reported conviction or substantiated report of child abuse or neglect and shall recommend appropriate action to the Board considering the risk to members of the school community presented by the continued employment of the employee who was convicted or the subject of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect..

I.C. 5-2-22
I.C. 10-13-3
I.C. 20-26-2-1.3
I.C. 20-26-2-1.5
I.C. 20-26-5-10, -11 and -11.5
I.C. 20-28-5-8

Revised 12/15/98
Revised 6/1/99
Revised 12/19/01
Revised 3/7/06
Revised 6/19/07
Revised 5/1/12
Revised 3/1/16
Revised 2/21/17

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