• Background Clearance Checks

    Required Paperwork for All Potential Employees:
    ALL potential employees are required to complete the following mandatory paperwork prior to applying for employment in Bensalem Township School District. These documents are required for employment in any Pennsylvania public school.
    2.   Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
          Go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/Public/home. You will need to register and you will apply for the Child Welfare Portal.   
          Complete all information and process online. Notification can take up to 14 days.
    3.   Federal (FBI) Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
          New criminal record check process has been in effect since April 1, 2007. All applicants must have a current FBI fingerprint check.
          Information available at www.pa.cogentid.com. Fingerprints are being taken at various sites in Pennsylvania.
                Local sites:
                         Penndel Hardware    -   119 Bellevue Avenue, Penndel, PA (215-757-2711)
                         The Video Store       -   4534 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA (215-945-3464)
    4.   PA State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34)
          Go to www.psp.pa.gov. Complete an on-line application. Requires a credit card. You will be able to print the clearance
    5.   PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (under Act 168 of 2014)
          Applicants need to complete one for the current employer and any other school entity employers as well as any position where they
          had direct contact with children.
    NOTE: Clearances must be dated no later than one year from application date.