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SAFIS BACKGROUND CHECK (FINGERPRINTING)

As you are aware on January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” As previously notified, all employees for public schools must complete a Federal Background Check by way of fingerprint in addition to a CORI check.

The Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services (SAFIS) MorphoTrust USA IndentoGo™ registration website is now available for applicants to begin scheduling fingerprinting appointments:   http://www.identogo.com/FP/Massachusetts.aspx or by phone at 866-349-8130.  There are several locations to choose from.

Please make sure to select Prek-12 Grade Education (ESE) under Agency/Sector.

You will be required to provide Walpole Public Schools Provider I.D. which is: 03070000.

(Substitutes, Student Teachers, Coaches and Subcontractors may provide up to 10 districts organization codes to eliminate the need to pay the fee multiple times).

Unlike state CORI checks that have no associated fee, individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement that ranges from up to $35 for non-licensed employees to up to $55 for DESE license-holders (including those with pending applications/license). We do not pay for or reimburse for fingerprinting.

Substitute teachers 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 a fee up to $55; otherwise, they will pay a fee up to $35.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN FINGERPRINTED BY ANOTHER DISTRICT, YOU CAN REQUEST THAT DISTRICT SEND US A SUITABILITY DETERMINATION.

You will be provided with a fingerprint receipt.  A copy of this receipt must be returned to Jody Delpha, Human Resources, and will be confirmation that the fingerprints were captured.

If you have any further questions, you may contact me at 508-660-7200 X233 or via email jdelpha@walpole.k12.ma.us.