Senate Bill 9 PowerPoint Presentation

Report
Senate Bill 9
Fingerprinting
Requirement
Why are Texas schools
fingerprinting?
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80th Legislative Session authorized SB 9
Expands criminal history review to include
national criminal background checks
Provides updates of an subsequent
criminal history
Helps to ensure safer schools
Who is required to be
fingerprinted?
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All certified educators [those holding an
educator certification issued by the State Board
of Educator Certification (SBEC)]
 Administrators and classroom teachers
 Instructional aides
 Clerks who hold certificates
 Other employees who hold a certificate
regardless of assignment
con’t.
Who is required to be
fingerprinted?
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All classroom instructional aides and
substitutes, whether certified or not
Non-certified employees or contracted
personnel hired by the district on or after
January 1, 2008
Note: Employees certified after October 1,
2003 have already completed
fingerprinting requirements.
When will the process start?
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July 1-DISD will received official notification
July 8-DISD uploads employee data to TEA and
80 Day window for fingerprint requirement
begins
All required employees must be fingerprinted
within the 80 days to continue employment
status
July 28-31-TEA approved vendor, L-1 Identity
Solutions, will send mobile unit to DISD
Where will fingerprinting occur
and what are the campus dates?
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Devine High School Library
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July
July
July
July
28
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30
31
J.J. Ciavarra Elementary
Devine Intermediate School
Devine Middle School
Devine High School
May 15-May 30
Required employees will schedule fingerprint
appointment with their campus secretary
Who will pay for fingerprint
requirement?
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Fingerprinting fees for all SBEC certified
personnel employed by a school district in
Texas during 2006-07 will be paid by the
state (October 2006 PEIMS)
Remember-Employees who received their
certification since October 1, 2003 have
already completed fingerprinting
requirements
How will the process work?
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By May 30
All certified employees must verify that their FIRST and
LAST name on their SBEC certificate match the name
that is currently on their driver’s license. Details will be
given at campus meetings.
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July 9-10
Employees receive e-mail notification from SBEC in their
district or summer e-mail account. E-mail will inform
employees how to proceed to obtain a FAST
Fingerprinting Pass.
con’t.
How will the process work?
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Note: Look for email from “Itsbatch” with
‘AutoEmail:SB9 Fingerprinting Information
(Individual)’ in the subject line.
Print out your FAST Fingerprinting Pass.
Bring the FAST Pass and driver’s license to your
scheduled fingerprinting appointment. You
MUST have both to complete the fingerprint
process.
A photo will also be taken at the fingerprint
appointment.
What if…?
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Employee is not present during DISD’s
scheduled fingerprinting time with L-1 Identity
Solutions?
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An employee can schedule their own appointment
with L-1 (no fee). No appointments can be made
prior to TEA’s employee notification (July 910). Details will be given at campus meetings.
L-1 is unable to get a fingerprint reading?
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Employee will be notified by e-mail and will have to
re-schedule to have fingerprint scan completed again.
What if…?
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A report of an arrest or conviction “hit” is made?
 TEA’s focus for fingerprinting is on crimes
against children and students; however,
 Employee will meet with campus and central
office administrators to determine whether
offense will impact employment.
 Note: District employees MUST notify the
central office in writing within 3 business days
of ANY arrest or convictions [Policy-DH
(Local)].
Keep in Mind…..
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SB-9 fingerprinting requirement is a state
required process.
SB-9 is designed to make schools safer.
Central office will provide step-by-step
procedures at campus meetings and information
will also be placed on DISD’s website.
TEA will pay for fingerprinting if certificate
holder worked in a Texas school district in 200607 (October 2006 PEIMS).
Further Information
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SBEC website
www.sbec.state.tx.us
Glenda Allen
851-0703
Lori Pesato
851-0705
Step-by-step procedures, exhibits, and
TEA sample e-mail to employees will be
posted to district website after campus
meetings take place.

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