- On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law H. 4307, An Act Relative To Background Checks. The new law requires all public school employees in Massachusetts to submit to fingerprint-based state and national criminal background checks.
- School volunteers and subcontractors/laborers commissioned by schools to perform work on school grounds, may need to submit their fingerprints for the state national checks if asked to do so, and they must continue to submit to state CORI checks. At the discretion of the school employer, subcontractors or laborers commissioned by schools to perform work on school grounds may be required to submit both a CORI check and fingerprint-based state and national background checks.
- Under the new law, all newly hired school and early education employees (those employees hired for the 2013-2014 school year) are currently required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history checks during the 2013-2014 school year. (no later than June 30, 2014)
- All current or existing school and early education employees (those employees hired prior to the 2013-2014 school year) are required to submit to fingerprint-based background checks prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. (no later than June 30, 2016)
The vendor selected to do the fingerprinting is MorphoTrust USA.
The Provider ID for Westford Public Schools is 03260000
MA state regulations require that all school employees hired for the 2013-2014 school year be fingerprinted no later than June 30, 2014. All school employees hired prior to the 2013-2014 school year must be fingerprinted no later than June 30, 2016.
Rescheduling and refunds: There are very specific conditions for refunds and missed appointments.
The link to reschedule and refund policy is here.