Background Check & Fingerprinting

The State of Connecticut requires that any person hired by a local or regional board of education (teacher, administrator, special service staff member, paraeducator, security worker, substitute teacher, custodian, cafeteria employee, etc.) submit to a state and national criminal history record check, and a check for any record of child abuse within the first 30 days of the date of employment.

The process includes the checking of fingerprints by the State Police Bureau of Identification and the F.B.I. The results of the criminal history record checks (both state and federal) are reported to the employing school district. If the district receives notice of a conviction of a crime by a person holding a certificate, authorization or permit issued by the State Board of Education, the district shall notify the Bureau Educator Standards and Certification.

New hires may complete the fingerprinting process at Stamford Public Schools' Central Office or through Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull, Connecticut. New hires that complete the fingerprinting process at Stamford Public Schools' Central Office must bring the following with them to their fingerprinting appointment:

  • A photo ID (for example, a driver's license or Passport)
  • A certified bank check or money order in the amount of $12.00 payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut."