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Fingerprinting and Background Checks for Applicants, School Visitors, Volunteers and One-time Volunteers

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Applicants

Description

Applicants: Prior to permanent, substitute, or temporary employment, applicants must complete fingerprinting, CPS clearance, and the HB486 clearance as part of the hiring process. Background checks must be completed prior to any authorized individual having contact with any student(s).

Related Administrative Procedure: Administrative Procedure 4125 - Criminal History Checks, Employee Self-Reporting Of Arrests, Criminal Charges, Cps Investigations And Findings & Incarceration

Security Process: Fingerprinting, CPS Clearance, HB486 Clearance

APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Complete fingerprinting - background results must be received prior to the first day of employment
  • Undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance 
  • Complete the HB486 Clearance Process

School Visitors

Description

SCHOOL VISITORS: 

Escorted and under the supervision of PGCPS employee at all times

EXAMPLES: Parent-teacher conference or meeting, training, conference or event attendees; contractors

Related Administrative Procedure: Administrative Procedure 0500 - School Visitors

Security Process: Raptor System

SCHOOL VISITORS MUST:

  • Scan government-issued ID into Raptor Visitor Management System upon arrival
  • Wear Raptor system badge for duration of visit
  • Sign out at conclusion of visit

Volunteers

Description

Not under the supervision of a PGCPS employee at all times and/or provide a variety of services on a regular basis

EXAMPLES: Tutors, mentors, teacher aides, office assistants, chaperones, interns, event gate and concession stand workers, coaches

Related Administrative Procedures: Administrative Procedure 4216.6 - Volunteer Services | Administrative Procedure 4125 - Criminal History Checks, Employee Self-Reporting Of Arrests, Criminal Charges, Cps Investigations And Findings & Incarceration

Security Process: Fingerprinting & CPS Clearance

VOLUNTEERS  MUST:

  • Undergo a fingerprint check - at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity
  • Undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance - at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity
  • Complete the required SafeSchools training modules each school year - prior to
    engaging in volunteer activity.
  • Click here to access the training

One-Time Volunteers

Description

ONE-TIME VOLUNTEERS AT A SCHOOL EVENT:

Escorted and under the supervision of PGCPS employee at all times (NOTE: If assisting with multiple events each school year, follow procedure for volunteers below)

EXAMPLES: Career Day, Science Fair, College Fair, Spelling Bee, STEM Fair, Principal for a Day, Men Make a Difference Day, Book Fair, school dances

Related Administrative Procedures: Administrative Procedure 4216.6 - Volunteer Services | Administrative Procedure 4125 - Criminal History Checks, Employee Self-Reporting Of Arrests, Criminal Charges, Cps Investigations And Findings & Incarceration

Security Process: Raptor System

ONE-TIME EVENT VOLUNTEERS MUST:

  • Scan government-issued ID into Raptor Visitor Management System upon arrival
  • Wear Raptor system badge for duration of visit
  • Sign out at conclusion of visit

Appointments and Fees

PGCPS Applicants and New Hires

Fingerprinting and Background Checks is one step in the hiring process. All applicants for a position with PGCPS must work with their Human Resources Partner to schedule an appointment. 

School Visitors, Volunteers, Contractors and Interns

If you want to volunteer, student teach, or perform work as a contractor in Prince George’s County Public Schools go to https://bithgroup1.schedulista.com/ to schedule an appointment.


Fingerprinting and Background Check Locations

Sasscer Administration Building – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

14201 School Lane Room #128

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

410-707-1657 / 410-962-1188 Ext. 49

Online Scheduler for Prince George's County Public Schools BITHGROUP Technologies Inc. (schedulista.com)

Grand Mission Consult, LLC – NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

7515 Annapolis Road #203

Hyattsville, MD 20784

301-429-0525

Grand Mission Consult Grand Mission Consult (grandmissions.com)

Services and Fees

  • Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services(CPS) Clearance $62.25
    For all PGCPS employees, volunteers assisting on campus more than once each school year with students and/or chaperoning on field trips, and independent contractors. Fee may be waived if volunteer parent or guardian has a child in the Free and Reduced Meal Program (FARM). Parent or guardian must bring a copy of the FARM letter to the fingerprint office to qualify for the free fingerprint. .
  • Commercial Background Check $15
    (online only at www.myschoolbucks.com) – Only referees, athletic officials and independent contractors who do not have unsupervised access to students may utilize the Commercial Background Check

Contact Information

Questions may be directed to the Background Unit at 301-952-7831 or via email at hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org

Duplicate receipts requests

 Duplicate receipts requests may be sent to hr.dupreceipts@pgcps.org. Please provide your full name at the time of fingerprinting and date of birth to expedite service.