Acceptable Background Check Standards

  • Selection Criteria

    The district will consider information obtained through the criminal record checks and registry checks when weighing the veracity, character and general suitability of individuals to provide services within the EWSD.  

    The following background results will generally disqualify individuals from employment consideration within our district. This is not an exhaustive list of disqualifying conditions. Other records not mentioned below shall be considered on a case by case basis.

    The Superintendent or his/her designee shall have the sole discretion of determining whether or not the background check result is acceptable:

    Criminal Records Check

    No individual subject to the checks shall be eligible for  hire (or continued employment if employment commences before the results of the checks are received) or serve as a volunteer if they have been convicted of one or more of the following crimes (taken from 16 V.S.A. § § 252 and 1698). Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis at the approval of the Superintendent:

    This list of generally disqualifying crimes is not meant to be all inclusive. For convictions not listed, eligibility to provide service under the contract shall be considered on a case by case basis. The totality of the crimes shall also be considered when determining an individual’s eligibility to provide service under the contract. The decision of the Superintendent in these matters shall be final.

    DCF and DDAIL Registries

    No individual whose name appears on any registry of listings of substantiated abuse cases shall be eligible to serve (or continue to serve) as a licensed educator, substitute, level III volunteer, paraeducator, or any other position within the EWSD that involves regular direct contact with school children. The Superintendent shall have the final say as to which positions involve regular direct contact with school children.

Background Check Forms