Fingerprint Clearance Card Policy


Administrators, Instructors, Teachers, substitute teachers, coaches, janitors and all school staff who have direct unsupervised contact with students are required to hold a current level one fingerprint clearance card. Fingerprint clearance cards are the property of the individual whose name is on the card.Any fees incurred in obtaining or updating such a card is the responsibility of the cardholder. Volunteers and Chaperones who do not have direct contact with students and volunteers who do have direct contact with students but are supervised by a school employee who holds a level one fingerprint clearance card, are not required to hold a fingerprint clearance card. Volunteers and Chaperones who have direct contact with students and do not have in-person supervision by a school employee who holds a current level one fingerprint clearance card, are required to hold a regular fingerprint clearance. Parents, Guardians, and Designees who chaperone only their own children or who are legally responsible for the care and management of the student(s) they are supervising, are not required to hold a fingerprint clearance card. Designees including grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. must file written authorization signed by a parent or guardian, with the school. Persons who are required to hold a current fingerprint clearance card, must have a facsimile on file in the appropriate office prior to interacting with students.