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Background Checks

Ohio law requires that all individuals who work in the public schools have baseline BCII (state) and FBI (federal) criminal background checks at the time they apply for their first Ohio educator license, certificate or permit, and those BCI and FBI background checks must be no older than one year (365 days) when used for initial licensure and/or initial employment with a school district. 

As long as the employee resides continuously in Ohio and continues to work for the district, the FBI background check must be repeated every five (5) years. Six (6) months before background check expiration (and monthly until recheck is complete), the Office of Human Resources will send a renewal reminder via email.

First page of the PDF file: StarkBackgroundInstructions