Required Clearances
Act 114 of 2006 specifies that all applicants for employment in public and private schools including employees of independent contractors, but excluding employees who do not have direct contact with students undergo background checks. In addition, Act 114 extends the background check requirements to include student teacher candidates. As of April 1, 2007 the following three background checks are required:
  1. Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34). Applies to individuals hired as of January 1, 1986.
  2. Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151).
  3. Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) in a manner prescribed by the Department of Education
Act 34 Background Check Information
Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check Information
State of PA Background Check Information (ACT 114)