Act 153 of 2014 was recently adopted by the PA legislature and signed by the governor.  Act 153 amends the Child Protective Services Law.  As part of this new law, effective December 31, 2014 all school employees are now required to provide the school district with updated clearance certifications (Act 34 Criminal Record Check, Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance* and Act 151 Child Abuse History Clearance) every 60 months.   

Following is information about how to obtain the necessary clearances.

Child Abuse Clearance Act 151

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

You many now complete the application (follow directions) and pay online with a credit card.  You will receive an email when your clearance has been processed.  Log back into your account to print the certificate.  If you send the paper application, you must pay with a money order.  Results may take 3-5 weeks to be returned, so please allow enough time!  Make sure your provide the CERTIFICATE, not just the receipt.



Criminal Background check by PA State Police Act 34

https://epatch.state.pa.us/

This can be done online in a matter of minutes or through the mail in a matter of weeks. To do this online, fill out the required info and pay the fee with a credit card.  You will have the results back in a matter of minutes.   Click on the "CERTIFICATION FORM" link to print the actual certificate that is needed.  Print several copies of the results from the screen or save it as a PDF file to be accessed later because the watermark in the printout will not show in a Xerox copy. 

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FBI Fingerprint clearance Act 114 

Go to https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm and click "register online," pay the fee and input your info.  Then print the confirmation info and take it to one of the fingerprinting locations listed on the site.  (Locally, fingerprinting can be done at ARIN IU.  Call 724-463-5300 to make an appointment.) 
 

 
An Act 24 Arrest and Conviction form is included with required payroll paperwork. Please may obtain and submit that with your payroll documents.
 

Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release - This is for NEW employees only
ALL NEW applicants for employment (not required for volunteers or existing employees) must submit the Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release.   Fill out a form for 1) your current employer, 2) any school entity(ies) where you were previously employed in any capacity and 3) any other employer(s) where you had direct contact with children. Please note that you may have to complete more than one form.  Return the completed forms to the Human Resources Office to be distributed. Do not send forms to your current or former employers.  Instructions are on the last page. 

 

Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release - For NEW Chartwells Dining Services employees 
ALL NEW applicants for employment by Chartwells (not required for volunteers or existing employees) must submit the Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release .   Fill out a form for 1) your current employer, 2) any school entity(ies) where you were previously employed in any capacity and 3) any other employer(s) where you had direct contact with children. Please note that you may have to complete more than one form.  Return the completed forms to the Human Resources Office to be distributed. Do not send forms to your current or former employers.  Instructions are on the last page.  
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