Tippecanoe School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

8121 - CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK – CONTRACTED SERVICES

To help ensure a safe environment and as required by State law, the Board requires an expanded criminal history check of each employee of a contractor of sub-contractor who is likely to have direct, ongoing contact with children within the scope of their employment.

Any entity which has a contract to provide services to the Corporation and whose employees have direct, ongoing contact with children when performing those services for the school, must conduct expanded criminal history checks for such employees. The expanded criminal history check shall include an expanded national criminal history check as defined by I.C. 20-26-2-1.5, an expanded child protection index check as defined by I.C. 20-26-2-1.3, a search of the national sex offender registry maintained by the United State Department of Justice, beginning July 1, 2017, a search of the State child abuse registry, and 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.

The entity and/or the entity's employees are responsible for all costs associated with obtaining the expanded criminal history checks.

Personally identifiable information reported to the Corporation in the implantation of this policy shall not be released or disseminated except pursuant to Indiana law or to defend a decision made pursuant to this policy.

Each contractor and subcontractor providing services to the Corporation shall notify the Superintendent within two (2) business days of the:

 

A.

conviction of an employee of the contractor or subcontractor for a crime; and

 
 

B.

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

Each contractor and sub-contractor providing services to the Corporation shall screen all employees who are likely to have direct, on-going contact with children in the course of providing services to the Corporation. Screening shall only be required one (1) time during the period of the current contract with the Corporation as long as the contractor has continuously screened new hires, required the same of its subcontractors, and required that these employees report the conviction of the employee for a crime, and substantiated report of child abuse or neglect of which the employee is the subject. Compliance with this requirement shall be verified by either:

 

A.

inclusion of the requirement as a material term of the contractor's or sub-contractor's contract; or

 
 

B.

execution of a certificate of compliance with this policy which shall be maintained with the contract in the Corporation's files.

Non-compliance with these requirements shall be a breach of a material term of any contract between a contractor/sub-contractors and the Corporation.

The Superintendent shall obtain a review of each reported criminal conviction of an employee of a contractor or subcontractor, and substantiated report of child abuse or neglect of which the employee of a contractor or subcontractor is the subject and for a response to the reported information that protects members of the school community from persons who may be dangerous to them.

Failure of a contractor or sub-contractor to remove an employee from direct contact with students, upon request from the Superintendent, shall be considered to be a material breach of the contractor's or sub-contractor's contract with the Corporation.

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

Revised 9/9/10
Revised 3/14/12
Revised 2/10/16
Revised 1/11/17

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