Lakeview School District Employee required Clearances
There are three (3) required clearances:
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
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):
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.