Non-Employee Background Clearance

  • Excerpt from Policy GBEBC: Criminal Background Checks

    The Columbia Public Schools is committed to providing a safe environment for students to learn. As part of this effort, in accordance with this policy, the district will require criminal background checks of employees as well as certain volunteers and others working on district property. The board directs the superintendent or designee to develop procedures and practices consistent with this policy.

    Policy GBEBC includes employees, drivers, volunteers, and contracted service providers.  Employee background checks are conducted as part of the onboarding process for CPS employees.  All others, including volunteers and other non-CPS employees, must register via the Non-Employee Registration process to be considered for clearance to interact with CPS Scholars.

    Cost of the background check is borne by the volunteer, student, non-employee, etc.  The estimated cost is $45.