CORIs (Criminal Offender Record Information)
In compliance with Massachusetts Law requiring all schools to conduct Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks on current and prospective employees, volunteers, school transportation providers, and any others who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children, the DPS requires all new employees, volunteers, chaperones, student teachers and sub-contracted workers in the schools to complete a CORI Acknoweldgement and CORI Form.
In 2013 Massachusetts became the 50th state in the country to pass a law requiring that ALL public school employees undergo a fingerprint-based national Criminal History Record Investigation (CHRI) check. This one-time process involves submitting your fingerprints at a specially designated center. The fingerprints will be sent to the FBI and a report will be sent to the Criminal Justice Information Service. The final report will be sent to the Superintendent for review.
For more information on the Massachsuetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's regulations regarding Criminal History Checks for school employees, please click below.