In New York State, all persons seeking employment in a
school district (and certain other individuals including
sports officials) must be fingerprinted, have background
checks, and be issued a clearance by the State Education
Department prior to starting work. New employees (or
returning employees) who have not previously completed this
process must contact the Monticello School District
Personnel Office at (845) 794-7700, extension 70541 to
obtain the necessary paperwork. Depending on the position in
the District, a fee of $100 may be required for the
fingerprinting process. Please contact Personnel for
information regarding payment.
If the employee has already been fingerprinted for the State Education Department, they must contact the Personnel Office and complete an OSPRA 102, Clearance For Employment Request Form. Personnel will then process the request through the Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA) for the necessary clearance. In the event that a person who submits an OSPRA 102 is not in the State Education Department system, they will need to complete the fingerprinting process as shown above.
All fingerprinting for the State Education Department is required to be done electronically using the LIVESCAN system. From scheduling to completion, the process takes about a week to ten days to complete. It is important that prospective employees be fingerprinted as soon as possible upon being hired. The process includes electronic submission of the fingerprints to both the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for a statewide background check and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a national background check.
Applicants will receive a notification (by mail) of the results of the background checks or OSPRA 102 submission. The District will also receive notification and will contact you if there are any issues relating to your fingerprinting.
Once you have obtained the forms (Sullivan County BOCES Fingerprint Clearance Form and OSPRA 101, Consent Form For Fingerprinting And Criminal History Records Search of Prospective Employees And Applicants For Certification) from Personnel, contact the Sullivan County BOCES Health and Safety Office at (845) 295-4037 or (845) 295-4028 to schedule an appointment. All appointments are at the 6 Wierk Avenue, Liberty, NY location and take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You may also call this number if you have any questions regarding the fingerprinting process. NOTE: You may not use any other agency (police department, private entity, etc.) for the State Education Department fingerprinting.
The Monticello School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, handicapping conditions, marital status, veteran status, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made. Inquiries concerning this policy should be referred to: Title IX Officer, Tammy Mangus, Monticello School District, 237 Forestburgh Road, Monticello, NY 12701.