Background Checks & Fingerprinting for 2017-2018

Greetings Imagine Andrews Families,

It’s a great day at Imagine Andrews! The safety of our scholars is our top priority.  We certainly enjoy having you volunteer at our school and joining us on exciting field trips; however, any adult that would like to volunteer MUST complete a criminal history check through Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).  Below is a brief description of the different types of background checks that are conducted coupled with contact information for the fingerprinting office.  Thank you for your continued support!

COMMERCIAL –BASED STATE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Commercial background checks completed through PGCPS involve a comprehensive court records search throughout the State of Maryland, based on written information provided by the applicant. No fingerprints are taken.

FINGERPRINT-BASED NATIONAL and STATE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS:

Pursuant to Federal and Maryland law, PGCPS conducts a national and state fingerprint background check on all individuals who will have direct contact with children under the supervision of PGCPS. The process must be completed through PGCPS and involve a full fingerprint supported criminal records check through the CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System), a State of Maryland legal database. Criminal background results are usually received by PGCPS from the State of Maryland and FBI within seven working days. Employees and volunteers only need to undergo the full fingerprint background check one time, subject to the exceptions provided in Section IV. of this Procedure.

 

VOLUNTEERS:

  1. All volunteers – such as mentors, interns, tutors, chaperones, and volunteers working in concession stands and at gate receipts at athletic events – must undergo a fingerprint background check 14 days in advance of the day field trip, overnight trip or activity on or off school property.
  2. Any parent/guardian who needs assistance covering the cost of a fingerprint background check, and whose child(ren) qualify for free and reduced priced meals, may request waiver of the background check fee by providing a copy of their eligibility letter from the PGCPS Department of Food and Nutrition Services.
Contact Information Background Check Information
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane, Room 128
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 

Telephone: 301.952.7831
hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org

  • Cost of Fingerprint Background Check $56.57
  • Cost of Commercial Background Check $7.00 (not applicable for field trips)
  • Cost of Online Commercial Background Check $7.26 (not applicable for field trips)