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The Jessica Lunsford Act

On May 2, 2005 the Jessica Lunsford Act was signed into legislation. This Act provided several safeguards to protect Florida's children from sexual predators. In addition to toughening the regulation of registered offenders, this Act expanded the background check requirements for school districts to include all contracted workers and consultants. This law enables the school district to better protect the children in its care. In addition, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agreed to implement a database to track arrests of school district employees and contractors and notify the school districts when an employee is arrested. This new tracking system will help ensure that the children in our schools remain safe.

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Fingerprinting and Badge Renewal Information

The Palm Beach County School District is committed to keeping our students and staff members safe. All employees, student teaching interns, vendors, consultants and contractors will need to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check. In order to quickly navigate the line, bring the correct paperwork with you and complete it prior to getting in line.

CLICK HERE for the hours and location of the Fingerprinting Office.

DID YOU KNOW?

Effective January 1, 2014, the Palm Beach County School District Fingerprinting Department will accept credit card pre-payment for fingerprinting and badge renewal services.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1. All payments must be made ONLINE at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Credit cards will NOT be accepted in the fingerprinting office.

2. You are required to bring a copy of your payment confirmation receipt with you to the Fingerprinting Office, located at 3330 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite B-101.

3. Paying your fingerprinting fee on-line does NOT guarantee clearance for employment.

4. If you are uncertain regarding your fingerprinting status, please contact the Fingerprinting Office (561-434-8300) PRIOR to paying a fee at this site.

5. NO REFUNDS of fingerprinting fees once fingerprints have been taken and submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


Scroll down for information on pricing and what you need to bring with you.

If you have questions regarding fingerprinting or badge renewals, CLICK HERE to email us.

*Regular Employees: Florida Statute 1012.32 requires that all school district employees have their fingerprints resubmitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) every five (5) years. The District is charged a fee by FDLE ($6 per person annually and $19.25 per person on the 5 year resubmission date). Therefore, all regular employees will have a payroll deduction of either $6 or $19.25 on the first paycheck in June.

 

 

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Regular Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee

$6.00 Annual Maintenance Fee

$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- School/Dept. Recommendation

- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Personal Check

- Payroll Deduction

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Questions about the Payroll Deduction expenses? Click Here.

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Temporary Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee

$6.00 Annual Maintenance Fee

$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- School/Dept. Recommendation

- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Personal Check

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Substitute Teachers

 

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee

$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal

$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Substitute Teacher Authorization     (see #4 of Substitute Applicants)

- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Personal Check

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Field Experience, Practicum, and Interns

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee

$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal

 

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Pre-Service Program Packet

- Background Information Check

 

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

 

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Vendors, Consultants & Contractors

 

$87.42 every five (5) years.

Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Vendors must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Background Information Check

- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Company Check

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

 

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Non-Instructional Contractors

Please read HOUSE BILL 21

$87.42 every five (5) years.

Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Vendors must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Background Information Check

- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Company Check

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

 

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Charter School Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee

$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal

$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Applicant Security Check Form

- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Company Check

- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

 

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Charter School Board Members

$87.47 Initial Fingerprint Fee

Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Board Members must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:

- Driver's License/Photo ID

- Social Security Card

- Acceptable Form of Payment

- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt

- Background Information Check

- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:

- Money Order

- Company Check

- Credit Card* (Visa/MC)

*Please choose the Vendor option in School Cash Online to ensure you are charged the correct amount.

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.