15 Criminal History Background Checks

Criminal History Background Checks

In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment and to promote the physical, social and psychological well being of students, the school district has implemented policy SBR 200-90-16 requiring a criminal history background check for applicants who receive an offer of employment.  Minnesota law requires a school hiring authority to request a criminal history background check from the superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on all individuals who are offered employment in a school and on all individuals, except enrolled student volunteers, who are offered the opportunity to provide athletic coaching services or other extracurricular services to a school, regardless of whether any compensation is paid.  In accordance with the established policy, the district may also elect to request background checks of volunteers, independent contractors and student employees.

Questions about criminal history background check requirements can be referred to the Human Resources department at (218) 333-3100, ext. 31111.  A copy of the policy can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources department or on the district website.



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