SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD OF THE

TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS

EMPLOYMENT REGULATION

Criminal Background Investigations and Felony Convictions

 

Regulation # 4223

In order to facilitate the criminal history background check on any person employed by the District, the applicant shall submit two sets of fingerprints collected pursuant to standards determined by the Missouri highway patrol.

 

 

 

 

If, as a result of the criminal history background check or any other means, it is determined that the holder of a teaching or other certificate issued pursuant to Missouri Revised Statute 168.021 has pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been found guilty of a crime or offense involving moral turpitude, regardless of imposition of sentence, such information shall be reported to the superintendent, who shall forward a report to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

 

The District may refuse to hire any applicant convicted of a criminal offense or any applicant found to have a history of neglect or abuse. In making its determination, the District will consider the circumstances giving rise to and surrounding the incident, and whether the applicant poses a danger or appears to pose a danger to students, employees, or the District.

 

Regulation approved: November 12, 2009

 

Legal Refs: 168.133, RSMo. (2006)

168.071, RSMo. (2006)

162.621, RSMo. (2006)

162.1100, RSMo. (2006)

171.011, RSMo. (2006)

 

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD OF THE

TRANSITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS

EMPLOYMENT POLICY

Criminal Background Investigations and Felony Convictions

 

Policy # P4223

The St. Louis Public Schools makes every effort to provide a safe environment for students and employees by conducting a background investigation on all applicants considered for employment with the District.

 

The District shall ensure that a criminal background check is conducted on all employees before beginning any job duties on behalf of the District. For bus drivers, the background check conducted by the department of revenue for the issuance or renewal of a school bus permit under section 503.272, RSMo, shall satisfy the background check requirements of this section.

 

A current employee of the District who is arrested, charged, convicted, or pleads guilty of any criminal offense must report the occurrence to the Division of Human Resources within three (3) working days of the event.  Failure to report any criminal arrest, charge, conviction, and/or guilty plea, regardless of any suspension or execution of sentence, shall constitute grounds for immediate disciplinary action, including termination.  For purposes of this policy, a guilty plea shall include an Alford plea and/or a plea of nolo contendere.

 

Nothing in this policy shall require the District to wait until the final adjudication of a pending criminal matter involving a District employee before initiating termination or disciplinary proceedings against the employee provided the employee receives all due process protections required by state and federal law.

 

Policy approved: November 19, 2009

 

Legal Refs:      §168.133, RSMo. (2006)

                        §168.071, RSMo. (2006)

                        §162.621, RSMo. (2006)