Policy GB - Background Checks


The Altoona Board of Education requires the administration to complete a criminal background check prior to making a formal offer to any future candidate, regardless of the category or type of position. The administration shall develop and implement procedures to obtain and review conviction records of persons recommended for employment and currently employed by the school district. Subject to terms of applicable collective bargaining agreements, conviction records will not be used or considered in making employment decisions unless the convictions are substantially related to the circumstances of the particular position. Further, the Board requires that criminal background checks to conducted prior to assigning volunteers to work at school activities with students.

Initial Adoption: 07/08/02
Final Adoption: 07/22/02

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