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8475 - Criminal Background and Employment

The safety of its students is of paramount importance to the District. Consistent with this concern for student safety, and in compliance with Florida law, the District requires that all non-instructional contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, including those contractual personnel whose performance of the contract is not anticipated to result in direct contact with students, and for whom any unanticipated contact would be infrequent and incidental, and those contractors who have access to or control of school funds shall be subject to a criminal background check.

Non-instructional contractual personnel are to be held to the same standards as the District's employees with regard to background screening. Non-instructional contractual personnel shall include any vendor, individual, or entity under contract with the Board. The District shall inform these individuals that they are subject to criminal background checks.

The District may choose to share information received as the result of the criminal background check with other school districts. The information contained in the reports received is confidential.

F.S. 1012.465

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