In an attempt to help protect our school children from abuse and exploitation, Vermont law (16 V.S.A. sections 251-260) requires/authorizes criminal background investigations (including a fingerprint supported FBI check and a check with the Vermont Criminal Information Center) and registry checks with the Agency of Human Services (AHS), the Adult Protective Services, and the Child Abuse registry Unit, on the following individuals:
- All school employees (including substitutes, temporary and as-needed employees) being recommended for employment
- Student teachers
- Contractors and employees of contractors who have unsupervised contact with school children
- School volunteers (as required by the school district)
Said individuals will be required to provide fingerprints, releases and other information necessary to conduct background investigations.