Struthers City School District
Bylaws & Policies


In accordance with State law, the Board of Education requires a criminal background check including information from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of each person employed by a private company under contract with the Board to provide essential school services and who will work within the District in a position which does not require a license issued by the State Board of Education, is not for the operation of a vehicle for student transportation, but does involve routine interaction with a child or regular responsibility for the care, custody or control of a child.

"Essential school services" is defined to mean services provided by a private company that the Board or Superintendent has determined are necessary for the operation of the District and that would need to be provided by employees of the District if the services were not provided by the private company. No such individual, employed by a private company to provide essential school services under a contract with the Board, shall be permitted to work within the District unless one of the following applies to the individual:

 A.The private company provides proof of either of the following to the Superintendent:

  1.that the individual has been the subject of a criminal records check in accordance with R.C. 3319.39 within the last five (5) years immediately prior to the date on which the person will begin working in the District; and

  2.that the criminal records check indicates that the individuals has not been convicted of or pleaded guilty to any offense described in R.C. 3319.39(B)(1); or

 B.During any period of time in which the individual will have routine interaction with a child or regular responsibility for the care, custody, or control of a child, the Superintendent has arranged for a District employee to be present in the same room with a child or, if outdoors, within a thirty (30) yard radius of the child or to have visual contact with the child.

R.C. 3319.392

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