In September 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” This new law expands the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks currently used in our schools. Specifically, it requires a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check for all school employees.
Who should be fingerprinted:
All new hires must go to the registration website to register for a fingerprinting appointment at one of the available enrollment centers. Substitutes and Student Teachers may provide up to 10 district organization codes to eliminate the need to pay the fee multiple times.
Unlike states CORI checks that have no associated fee, individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement of $35.00 for non-licensed employees and $55.00 for DESE Licensed Professionals (including those with pending applications/licenses).
Substitutes are school employees under the new law and, therefore, must submit their fingerprints for the state and national checks. If substitute teachers hold educator licenses issued under G.L. c.71, § 38G, they will pay the $55 fee; otherwise, they will pay the $35.00 fee.
You will be provided with a fingerprint receipt. A copy of this receipt must be returned to The Office of Human Resources as a confirmation that the fingerprints were captured.
*Do not list the individual school location. You must register under the Framingham Public School District.
If you have already been fingerprinted please request a Suitability Letter to whom possess the results. The letter can be e-mailed or mailed to us.
289 Moody St. Ste 112
Waltham, MA 02454
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Framingham Public School District
73 Mt. Wayte Ave, Suite #5
Framingham, MA 01702