Pennsylvania Law now requires employers who work with students in school to work programs to have the same clearances as other professionals who work with school aged children. This law is applicable to the Cooperative Education and Career Internship programs at UBCTS.
As of July 1, 2015, House Bill 1276 Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), mandates the following three (3) background check clearances for the adult who is considered the designated supervisor of the minor. A copy of all clearances and related documentation must be provided to UBCTS School to Work Coordinator.
Act 15 states:
The designated adult supervisor is required to be in the childs immediate vicinity at regular intervals during the program.
Immediate vicinity is defined as an area in which an individual is physically present with a child and can see, hear, or direct and asses the activities of the child.
Please contact Marilyn Reese, School to Work Coordinator, for additional details and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 215-795-2911 ext. 242
o Act 34 – PA Criminal Record Check - Print Certification and present to UBCTS
§Online Request (P.A.T.C.H.)
o Registration ID for Act 114 – FBI Fingerprint Report
§Follow the link and choose PA Department of Education to register and pay
§Take the registration receipt to one of the listed locations for fingerprinting
FBI Fingerprint Report
*The following Bucks County locations provide finger printing services:
Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22 - Doylestown, PA
Quakertown Community School District - Quakertown, PA
Souderton Area School District - Souderton, PA
The UPS Store 3797 - Doylestown, PA
o Act 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance
§May take 2 to 6 weeks
§Must be mailed into the state of Pennsylvania with a $10 money order to the address on the top of form
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
*Please note that these clearances will be mailed to the employees home*