Pennsylvania School Law requires that all applicants for employment in public schools, employees of independent contractors seeking business with public schools, and student teacher candidates undergo background checks if they will have direct contact with students. The following three background checks are required:
- ACT 114 - Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
- ACT 34 - Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
- ACT 151 - Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
ACT 114 - Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) | Cost: $22.60
Registration is completed online at uenroll.identogo.com. Enter the Service Code 1KG6XN (Specific for PDE School Districts) to begin the process.
You may share your UEID # (as shown on your receipt) with a human resources representative so he/she can obtain your “official” fingerprint record information. Please retain a copy of your unofficial Criminal History Report for your records.
Act 34 - Pennsylvania State Request for Criminal Records Check | Cost: $22
Click here to access the PA Criminal History Check and select “Submit a New Record Check.” Follow the instructions through to the Certification Page. Once the search results table appears, click on the control number. Please be sure to retain the control number for your records. Click on the Certification Page to access your official clearance.
Note: The Record Check Details page is only a receipt and not acceptable as a “clearance.” You can complete everything online and receive your results immediately. Please retain a copy for your records.
Act 151 - Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance | Cost: $13
Click here to access the Child Welfare Portal where you must first create an account OR log in if you already have an account. (Note: you will need an email address to create an account.) Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results, or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately. Please retain a copy for your records.
Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form | No Cost
Download form PDE-6004 complete and submit form PDE-6004 (Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form) to human resources. In addition to new/prospective employees, current employees must use this form to report to the district within 72 hours of any arrest or conviction for any criminal offense listed in Section 111(e) or (f.1).
Disclosure Statement Application for Provisional Employment | No Cost
Download form Disclosure Statement Application, complete, and submit (if Acts 34, 114, and/or 151 are dated within 60 months prior to but older than 12 months of employee’s hire date) to human resources.
Submitting Employment Clearances
Place copies in a sealed envelope marked “CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYEE CLEARANCES” and submit to human resources by either method:
- Hand deliver to the DROP BOX at the school district’s Central Office
- Send via U.S. mail to the following address:
Upper St. Clair School District Central Office
Attn: Confidential Employee Clearances
1820 McLaughlin Run Road
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
Note: CLEARANCES MAY NOT BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE RETAIN COPIES OF YOUR CLEARANCES FOR YOUR RECORDS.
For additional information, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education School Services Office at (717) 783-3750 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.