Criminal Background Checks
We are committed to the safety and security of our students, staff, faculty, and all vested interests of APS. Fingerprinting and criminal background checks are required to authorize: (1) issuance of an APS identification (ID) badge, and/or (2) controlled access to APS facilities for all APS employees, contractors, volunteers, and district partners. All fields on the consent form must be completed, reviewed, and signed by current and prospective applicants to ensure accurate and timely processing of requested services. To avoid safety risks, fingerprinting and background check, ID badging, and access control services will not be completed without proper, advanced approval of a completed request form. All completed, approved request forms should be submitted at the time of service to maximize the customer service experience for every prospective APS employee, contractor, volunteer, and/or district partner. See Board Policy GAK(1).
In support of student safety, the superintendent requires that all schools and administrative offices identify and screen all volunteers in accordance with the following guidelines. Security clearances for volunteers must be renewed every two years. Volunteers will be issued volunteer badges, which must be displayed at all times while on school property. All volunteers must complete and sign a Volunteer Release Form. See Board Policy GAK(1)-R(1)
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To enhance the safety and security of APS students, staff, hiring managers, school administrators, program/project managers, volunteer coordinators, and any other vested parties, APS requires consent to perform fingerprinting and criminal background check services.
There is a $45 fee (plus service fee) for background checks. This may be paid in advance using our online payment option: Background Check Payment Online
Please keep your digital receipt for your records and proof of payment.