• Lakeview School District Employee required Clearances

    There are three (3) required clearances:

    1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

    2. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check

    3. Federal (FBI) Criminal Background Check

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances

    The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal, www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis.

    Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application also are accepted. Submit paper applications to:

    ChildLine and Abuse Registry
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services PO Box 8170
    Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

    Once the application is received in the ChildLine and Abuse Registry’s Verification Unit, the results of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance will be mailed to the applicant’s address that was noted on the application once processed.

    For questions related to the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at 717-783-6211 or toll free at 1-877-371-5422.

    Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Checks

    The following is a link to the Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check form (SP4-164):

    Criminal Record Check Form

    Applicants can also go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History website and apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police at: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

    If you have questions about the Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Checks form (SP4 164), please call: (717) 783-9973 or toll free 1-888-783-7972.

    FBI Criminal Background Checks

    **The Pennsylvania Department of Education utilizes Cogent Systems to process finger prints based FBI criminal background checks for prospective employees of public and private schools. Under Act 114 of 2006, ALL prospective school employees, school contractors and student teachers are to use the Pennsylvania Department of Education system. This includes but is not

    limited to: Teachers, School Administrators, Substitute Teachers, Teaching Assistants, PIAA Sports Officials, School Bus Drivers, and Student Teachers.
    Applicants may register online at: www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm

    For more information regarding Act 114, and background check requirements for public schools, private schools and student teachers go to the Pennsylvania Department of Education website or contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education at RA-PDE-SchoolService@pa.Gov.

    The Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV processes FBI Criminal Background Checks. Please visit the MIU4 Website for more information at IU4 Fingerprinting Site Info

    If you have questions about the FBI Cards for School Employees (FD 258), please call: (717) 783-3750.