Backgrounds Checks and Fingerprinting


Background Checks

The State of Connecticut requires any person who is hired by a local or regional board of education to submit to a state and national criminal history record check (i.e., fingerprinting),  a check for any record of child abuse, and to provide a prospective employer with the name, address and telephone number of all current or former employers if such employer was a local or regional board of education, a governing council of a state or local charter school, an inter-district magnet school operator or if the employment included direct contact with children such as summer camp or daycare workers.


All school employees are required to be fingerprinted. This is a two step process.  Step 1 is to complete a online pre-enrollment link that will be sent to you from HR. Step 2 is to be fingerprinted at Troop C or local police station.  You will bring with you the fingerprinting fee, your tracker page and identification. 

Fingerprints will be checked by the State Police Bureau of Identification and the F.B.I. The results of the criminal history record checks (both state and federal) will be reported to the employing school district. If the district receives notice of a conviction of a crime by a person holding a certificate, authorization or permit issued by the State Board of Education, the district must notify the Bureau Educator Standards and Certification.