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Background Checks and Fingerprinting

Albuquerque Public Schools shall conduct background checks, based upon fingerprint identification, of all prospective employees.

Employees shall, as a condition of employment and at the expense of the employee, submit to and clear a background check every five years after their initial hire date.

Albuquerque Public Schools shall conduct background checks, based upon fingerprint identification, of all district contractors and contractor employees who may have unsupervised access to students.  Background check clearance of district contractors, subcontractors and contractor employees, agents and assignees who may have unsupervised access to students shall be valid for five years at which time a contractor and the contractor’s employees shall, at the contractor or contractor’s employees’ expense, submit to and clear a new background check.

Albuquerque Public Schools shall conduct background checks, based upon fingerprint identification or other personal identifying information, of all volunteers who may have unsupervised access to students. Background check clearance of volunteers who may have unsupervised access to students shall be valid for two years at which time the volunteer shall, at the volunteer’s expense, submit to and clear a new background check.

Additionally, the superintendent, or his/her designee, shall develop procedural directives which outline requirements for employees to self-report, to a designated administrator of a school or the district, any known arrest, charge and/or conviction of criminal offense.

 

Administrative Position: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Department Director: Director of Human Resources Operations

References

Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-10A-5 NMSA 1978
  • §22-14-32 NMSA 1978
  • §22-5-17 NMSA 1978

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Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: GCF

Approved: December 4, 1997
Revised:
January 2005
Reviewed:
September 13, 2010
Revised:
September 15, 2010
Reviewed: July 12, 2011
Revised: July 20, 2011
Introduced: February 9, 2016
Reviewed: March 9, 2016
Adopted: March 18, 2016

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