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Criminal History Record Information Addendum (CCH)

Fingerprinting

 
 

Effective July 2017, applicants and school districts can submit Fingerprinting questions through the online Help Desk. The Help Desk can be accessed through https://txeduagency.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

TEA FP Process for School Districts and Charter Schools (v 1.1)

Effective April 2017, TEA no longer requires that entities use multiple files when uploading employee information for fingerprinting. This change simplifies the upload process for school districts and charter schools. The updates to the system also include the use of a "pre-enrollment status" and the assignment of Unique Enrollment IDs (UEIDs). These features will allow employees and certificate applicants to schedule fingerprinting appointments in less time. Finally, the updates eliminate the use of paper fastpasses, and replace the TEA fingerprinting emails with ECOS screens that contain all information needed for fingerprinting.  

 thumbprint

The primary function of the Division of Fingerprinting is to facilitate the process by which educators and non-educators submit their fingerprints. This information is required by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) in order to comply with statutory criminal history requirements as specified in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 22, Subchapter C.

Rules

The 2007 Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees in Texas Public schools.  Senate Bill 9 is codified in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 22, Subchapter C.

WISD is authorized by state law to obtain criminal history record (CCH) information on applicants the district intends to employ (Texas Education Code § 33.083). The information requested is necessary to obtain history record information. Provided information about age, sex, and ethnicity will not be used to determine eligibility for employment but will be used solely for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information. Undesirable CCH obtained by WISD through this process may make applicants ineligible for hire at WISD. It is the policy of WISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, al amended. This form will be removed from the application and filed separately in the personnel office.