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Clearance Procedures-Instructional Employees

CLEARANCES / REQUIREMENTS, EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEERS
According to Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), anyone working or 
volunteering with children in public or private schools is required to 
provide proof of the following clearances and documentation:

Employment Requirements:

1.  Pennsylvania Teaching Application

2.  PA State Criminal Clearance (ACT 34); submit online at
https://epatch.state.pa.us

3.  PA Child Abuse History Clearance (ACT 151); submit online at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis

4.  FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (ACT 114); pre-register online https://uenroll.identogo.com
     and use Service Code 1KG6XN

5.  Child Abuse Recognition Training Certificate (ACT 126); free and available at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

6.  School Personnel Health Record with completed Tuberculin (TB) test and physical results; form available in school office. TB Test           must be administered within the prior three months.

7.  Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form; form available in school office.

8.  Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s); form available in school office.

9.  
Copy of an official transcript

10.  Copy of valid PA Teaching Certificate

11.  Letters of professional reference

12.  Resume and cover letter


All clearances must be dated within one (1) year prior to hire date or start of volunteering and will need to be renewed every five (5) years with continuous service. If there is a break in service with Girard School District, new clearances will be required. Any person employed or volunteering in the Girard School District must maintain current clearances on file at the Administration Office. It is his/her responsibility to apply for the clearances and provide them on time to the administration office. Failure to do so may result in termination from your position.


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