Background Check & Fingerprinting
Morgan County School Board Policy and Georgia State Law require that all classified and certifiedstaff undergo fingerprinting and a criminal records check at the time of employment. This requirement applies to all employees of the Morgan County Charter School System (MCCSS), including part-time, substitute and temporary employees.
Procedures for obtaining the criminal records check are provided below.
Includes Pupil Transportation, Maintenance, Custodial, School Nutrition and Clerical must complete the criminal records check prior to the first day on the job.
Includes Administrators, Certified Educators and Paraprofessionals must present documentation of a criminal records check prior to the first day of employment or the first interaction with students whichever comes first.
Instructions for completing criminal records check can be found on the New Employee Onboarding website.
Includes Pupil Transportation, Maintenance, Custodial, School Nutrition and Clerical employees will undergo a repeat criminal records check every five years for the length of employment.
Includes Administrators, Certified Educators and Paraprofessionals will undergo a repeat criminal records check at the time of certificate or license renewal in accordance with state law and Professional Standards Commission requirements.
Includes Volunteers, Visitors and Contracted Services. MCCSS have identified three (3) categories for determining required records check. Upon request, the non-employee will be required to complete a form and present a driver’s license.
1- Sex Offender Registry|
Includes School Visitors, Lunch Visitors, Day Field Trips, PTO Meeting Attendees, Volunteers at Fairs, Readers in the Classrooms, Speakers in Classrooms, and Party Helpers.
This is managed in each school's main office by utilizing a software called Raptor. The school will ensure individuals in this category is compliant.
2 - GA Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)|
Includes Classroom Volunteers, Overnight Field Trips, School Day Fundraiser Coordinators, Cheerleader/Sports Assistants, Band Camp Assistants, Mentors, Youth Apprenticeship Supervisors, and Other Volunteer Situations.
The School Administrator, Mentor Coordinator or CTAE Director aids individuals in the process and provide the appropriate paperwork to complete. Forms will be provided to the Human Resources department to be processed. Note: The CTAE Director coordinates the off-campus volunteers associated with Work Based Learning (WBL). The Mentor Coordinator coordinates the records check for the mentor program.
3- Fingerprint and GA CHRI|
Includes Community Coaches, Contracted Professionals working with students, Contracted Assistants handling system money.
Individuals in this category follows below procedures for obtaining the criminal records check. Note: The Athletic Director will ensure Community Coaches are compliant.