|The School Board of Miami-Dade County|
|Bylaws & Policies|
|Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.|
8475 - CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING OF CONTRACTORS
All non-instructional contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, including contractual personnel whose performance of the contract is not anticipated to result in direct contact with students, and for whom any unanticipated contact would be infrequent and incidental, and those contractors who have access to or control of school funds shall be subject to a criminal background check.
For purposes of this policy, a "contractor" shall mean any vendor, individual, or entity under contract with a school or with the School Board, but who is not otherwise an employee of the Board. The term also includes any employees of a contractor who performs services for the Board or school under the contract, as well as any subcontractor and employees of the contractor. The District shall inform these individuals that they are subject to criminal background checks.
Further, every five (5) years following the initial entry into a contract with the Board or a school in a capacity described above, each person who is so employed as a vendor, individual, or employee of a contractor with the Boardmust meet Level 2 screening requirements.
The information contained in the reports received is confidential. The District shall share information received as the result of the criminal background check with other school districts.
All contractors shall wear the required, state-created identification badge at all times while on school grounds. The badge must bear a photograph of the contractor and will be issued by the District after the District has verified that the contractor:
|A.||is a resident and citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien of the United States as determined by the United States Citizenship Immigration Service;|
|B.||is eighteen (18) years of age or older; and|
|C.||meets the statutory background screening requirements pursuant to State law and this policy.|
The uniform, Statewide identification badge will be recognized by the District and must be visible at all times that a contractor is on school grounds. The identification badge is valid for a period of five (5) years.
Any exemptions to this policy must be approved in writing by the Office of Employment Standards.
A contractor, who is present on school grounds in violation of this policy, and without a valid and approved exemption, commits a third degree felony under F.S. 1012.32 punishable as provided in F.S. 775.082 or 775.083.
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