ACT 153 BACKGROUND CHECKS

 

BELOW ARE THE DIRECTIONS ON OBTAINING YOUR REQUIRED CLEARANCES (WHICH MUST BE UPDATED EVERY 36 MONTHS):

 

·         Act 34 – PA Criminal History Record (PA State Police):  This can be done online at https://epatch.state.pa.us/.  You must print the actual certificate titled Response for Criminal Record Check.

 

·         Act 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance (PA Department of Human Services):  This can be done online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

 

·         Act 114 – FBI Criminal History (Fingerprinting):  You can register for the fingerprinting online, choose PA Department of Education, at http://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm.  Once registered, you must go to the designated facility for the fingerprinting process (Berks County Intermediate Unit or visit their website at http://www.berksiu.org at About Us, Employment, Applications & Clearances for additional information and fingerprinting locations).

 

Application Requirements

Administrative Openings

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Teacher Application (PA Standard Teaching Application)
  • Copy of certification issued by the PA Department of Education
  • College transcripts
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • State Police Criminal History Record (Act 34)
  • Federal Criminal History Report (fingerprint)
  • PA Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Athletic Openings

  • Coaching Application
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • State Police Criminal History Record (Act 34)
  • PA Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Federal Criminal History Report (fingerprint)

Non-Professional Openings

  • Employment Application
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • State Police Criminal History Record (Act 34)
  • PA Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Federal Criminal History Report (fingerprint)

Professional Teaching Openings - Please submit the following to the Superintendent at the address below:

  • Letter of interest
  • PA Child Abuse Report (Act 151)
  • State Police Criminal History Record (Act 34)
  • PA Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168)
  • Federal Criminal History Report (fingerprint)

The documents listed below must be posted on PA REAP at www.pareap.net

  • Resume
  • Teacher Application (PA Standard Teaching Application)
  • Copy of certification issued by the PA Department of Education
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

Send Letter of Interest and clearances t (Please note: applications should not be sent to building Principals)

  • Muhlenberg School District
  • Attn: Dr. Joseph Macharola, Superintendent
  • 801 Bellevue Avenue
  • Laureldale, PA 19605


If you possess current clearances (less than one (1) year old), you can submit them with your application. Please note that the District cannot employ anyone without current clearances.

 

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