When bringing an application package to the District, please bring along your ORIGINAL clearances and PA Certificate.
Please submit an application, Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form, Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check Clearance, Act 114 FBI Background Clearance, Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Act 126 Mandated Child Reporting Training Certificate, Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Forms, and current TB results (dated within the last three months). **Please read the Board Policies located under Quick Links on the main webpage (Yearly Policy Review Presentation); and acknowledge that you have read them.** United requires that clearances cannot be more than one (1) year old at the time of hire. Prior to starting employment within the District, all applicants must have above information turned into the Superintendent’s Office.
Dr. Barbara L. Parkins, Superintendent
United School District
10780 Route 56 Highway East
Armagh, PA 15920
United School District and PDE require all four pre-employment clearances. Clearances must be less than one year old at the time of hire. Original clearances must be presented, although our office will only maintain a copy. Prior to starting employment within the District, all applicants must have Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form, Act 34 Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check Clearance, Act 151 Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Act 114 FBI Background Clearance Check, Act 126 Mandated Child Reporting Training, Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Forms completed for your current employer and any previous employment where you would have been responsible for a child's welfare or having direct contact with children, have a current TB test (dated within the last three months), and three letters of reference.
This form can be obtained from this site or the Central Office. Form needs completed by applicant and then submitted directly to our Central Office. (No cost for form)
Apply online at http://epatch.state.pa.us or click on site to download a paper application.
On December 1, 2017, the fee for a Criminal History Record Check increased to $22.00. The fee for an Access and Review will increase to $20.00. The fee for a Notarized Criminal History Record Check will increase to $27.00.
The PATCH unit will no longer mail out any PATCH check that is requested on the EPATCH web site. It will be the responsibility of the requestor to print out the No Record or Record response.
PATCH Helpdesk 1-888-QUERY-PA (1-888-783-7972)
All requests for Notarized copies of a Criminal Record Check MUST BE submitted by mail.
Act 151 Clearances are now available online. You must create an account at http://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home Once an account is created, you will be emailed a temporary password. Use this password to log in to the system and click "Access My Clearances". After reading the instructions, click "Continue" on the bottom right of the screen and then choose "Create Clearance Application". Prospective employees will need to use their own credit/debit card information to pay for the clearance ($8.00 fee is required). Or download a paper application from this site. Allow 3 - 4 weeks for processing of a paper application. Effective July 1, 2018, the cost of child abuse clearances will increase from $8 to $13. Child abuse clearance fees for volunteers will continue to be waived one time within a five-year period..
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has changed to a new electronic fingerprinting vendor, IDEMIA, for Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks.
Federal Criminal History Background Checks required by Act 114 of 2006, 24 PS 1-111 as amended (Act 61 of 2008)
As of April 1, 2007, Act 114 of 2006 has required that ALL prospective employees of public and private schools, including their independent contractors and their employees, but excluding employees who do not have direct contact with students, undergo background checks. Applicants are required to submit their background check reports to their prospective public and private school employers. The law also requires student teachers to undergo background checks and present their reports to their higher education institution prior to field experience.
Each candidate must fill out a Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure form for both their current employer AND any former employers where the candidate had direct contact with children. Section I of the forms must be filled out with current/former employer information and turned into Central Office. (There is no cost for form)