Working in our district is an exciting and rewarding experience.
All appointments are conditional based on a satisfactory CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR 51.00. (see below)
Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities. Tewksbury Public Schools does not discriminate on account of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
In September 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” This new law expands the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks currently used in our schools. Specifically, it requires a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check for all school employees. The State Applicant Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS) MorphoTrust USA IndentoGo TM has been created for this purpose.
All new hires are instructed to go to the registration website to register for a fingerprinting appointment at one of the available enrollment centers.
You will be required to provide the Tewksbury School District and ESE Organization Code: 02950000. (Substitutes and Student Teachers may provide up to 10 districts organization codes to eliminate the need to pay the fee multiple times.)
Unlike state CORI checks that have no associated fee, individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement of $35.00 for non-licensed employees and $55.00 for DESE Licensed Professionals (including those with pending applications/licenses).
Substitutes are school employees under the new law and, therefore, must submit their fingerprints for the state and national checks. If substitute teachers hold educator licenses issued under G.L. c.71, § 38G, they will pay the $55 fee; otherwise, they will pay the $35.00 fee.
You will be provided with a fingerprint receipt. A copy of this receipt must be returned to Jan LaRocque in the Superintendent’s office as a confirmation that the fingerprints were captured.
Do not list the individual school location. You must register under the Tewksbury Public School District. When completing the online registration, please enter the following information for the District as your employer:
Provider or Organization Code 02950000
Tewksbury Public School District
139 Pleasant Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Mr. Christopher Malone
If you have any further questions, please contact Jan LaRocque, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Schools at email@example.com.