CORI/SORI Checks

  • In furtherance of the protection of our students and according to Newton Public Schools policy as well as compliance with Massachusetts General Laws; all employees, contractors, accompanists, volunteers, etc. must complete CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) checks through Human Resources before working, providing assistance and/or services in our schools
     
    To complete a CORI/SORI check, please visit the Human Resources Office at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled school visit.  You must have a photo ID available. The process should take approximately 5-10 minutes.

    Background checks are valid for three years from the date of approval. You only need to be checked once in Newton for all Newton school visits. Since different standards may apply in other locations, background checks conducted for other towns/school districts are not sufficient.

    Questions regarding this procedure can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 617-559-6005.

FINGERPRINTING

  • The Newton Public Schools (NPS) is required by law to conduct a state and national fingerprint criminal background check of all current and prospective school employees, who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children.
     

    Newly hired employees must submit their fingerprints within 30 days of their hire date.  Idemia IdentoGO is the state-approved vendor for fingerprinting services.  To schedule your fingerprinting appointment, please visit their website (link below). You may also call Idemia at 1-866-349-8130.  The Newton Public Schools ID# is 02070000.

     

     
    If you have been recently fingerprinted by another public school district in Massachusetts, you will need to be re-fingerprinted for the Newton Public Schools, but you will eligible to be reimbursed for the fingerprinting fee.  In order to be reimbursed you will need to submit to the Human Resources office, the Fingerprinting Reimbursement form (link below) as well as the required documents listed on the form.