Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

8121 - PERSONAL BACKGROUND CHECK - CONTRACTED SERVICES

In accordance with School Board policy, the personal and volunteer history will be thoroughly investigated of each individual who is seriously being considered for a contracted position and each employee of an entity with which the School Corporation contracts for services who is likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee’s employment.

For each individual contractor and each employee of an entity with which the Corporation contracts for services who is likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of the employee’s employment, a criminal history record check must be conducted. The Superintendent will require that the contracting entity complete the required background check referenced below for its employee.

The contracting entity shall submit the individual's name, address, social security number, and date of birth to the contracted service provider for a local, State, and National criminal history check, including an expanded national criminal history check as defined by I.C. 20-26-2-1.5.

If the Corporation's investigation and/or criminal history check or the contracting entity’s investigation and/or criminal history check reveals that the individual has been involved in some unlawful behavior, such information should be examined in light of:

 

A.

the nature of the unlawful behavior, e.g. was it a felony or a misdemeanor? Did it involve violence? Was it sex related? Was it child related? etc.;

     
 

B.

did the behavior result in a conviction;

     
 

C.

how recently the behavior occurred and the behavior of the individual in the interim;

     
 

D.

the relationship of the behavior to the duties the person would be assuming;

     
 

E.

the likelihood that the individual would represent a potential threat of injury to or loss/damage to property;

     
 

F.

the likelihood that the individual would present a potential threat of injury to or loss/damage to persons;

     
 

G.

the extent that the position held (or services provided by) the individual involves being an exemplar to students and the potential for the presentation of a negative exemplar;

     
 

H.

the manner in which the information came to the Corporation's attention, i.e., offered by the individual or reported through an investigation.

The final decision concerning the status of an individual contractor or employee of an entity with which the School Corporation contracts for services (or possible termination of the contract if the information comes to light after a contract is signed) will be made by the Superintendent.

In addition to the criminal history check, the Superintendent/designee will conduct the following or contract with a private service provider to conduct 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.

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

An "expanded child protection index check" means:

 

A.

an inquiry with the department of child services as to whether an individual has been the subject of a substantiated report of child abuse or neglect and is listed in the child protection index established under I.C. 31-33-26-2;

     
 

B.

an inquiry with the child welfare agency of each state in which the individual has resided since the individual became eighteen (18) years of age as to whether there are any substantiated reports that the individual has committed child abuse or neglect; and

     
 

C.

for a certificated employee, an inquiry with the department of education or other entity that may issue a license to teach of each state in which the individual has resided since the individual became eighteen (18) years of age as to whether the individual has ever had a teaching license suspended or revoked.

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