Required Clearance Reports
The clearances listed below are required for all newly hired District employees:
Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
This report is obtained online at https://epatch.state.pa.us, using a credit card or debit card for payment of the $10.00 fee.
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Report
This report is available only by mail, using an application form that can be obtained from the school district or downloaded from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare website at www.dpw.state.pa.us. The $10.00 fee is payable only by money order.
FBI Federal Criminal History Report
All District employees hired on or after April 1, 2007 must obtain this report. The requirement for a fingerprint-based report applies to all employees who have direct contact with students, including, but not limited to, teachers, student teachers, administrators, substitutes, maintenance and custodial staff, food service staff, and office employees.
Registration for the electronic fingerprinting process can be completed online at any time at www.pa.cogentid.com or by phone at 1-888-439-2486 (Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm). You must indicate that this service is being requested for reporting to the PA Department of Education (NOT to the PA Department of Public Welfare). After registering, the new employee reports to a fingerprinting site with the appropriate identification, where the electronic fingerprinting is completed. The $28.75 fee is payable by credit card or debit card for online registration only, or by money order or cashier's check at the fingerprinting site for phone registrations.
Complete instructions for obtaining the FBI Criminal History Report are available at the Cogent website at www.pa.cogentid.com.
PLEASE NOTE: Cash and personal checks will not be accepted as payment for any of the above clearance reports.