Fingerprint/Background Check/Drug Testing

  • Drug-Free WorkplaceNotice: This is a Drug-Free Workplace

    The School District of Palm Beach County is a Drug-Free Workplace, which includes prescriptions for medical marijuana. Please review the Board Policy for more information including types of testing, drugs included in the testing, and policy and procedure details.

    Drug Screening Location Information

    All employees, student teaching interns, vendors, consultants, and contractors will need to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check.

    For information regarding the Fingerprinting process, fees, and required documentation, please visit the HR Operations Fingerprinting webpage

    Background Checks
    Instructional and non-instructional personnel who are hired or contracted to fill positions in any Florida School District must, upon employment or engagement to provide services, undergo background screening. Fingerprints shall be submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for statewide criminal and juvenile records checks and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for federal criminal records checks. For more information regarding Background Screening, please visit the HR Operations Fingerprinting webpage.

    Applicant Security Check Forms
    Prospective candidates for employment are required to fill out the Applicant Security Check Form. This form gives the candidate the opportunity to reveal any past criminal history and to provide a detailed explanation.

    At the time of employment, your fingerprints will be researched by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Sealed or expunged records must be revealed to the School District pursuant to Florida Statute 943.0585. Your employment with the Palm Beach County School District is temporary and probationary pending successful processing of your fingerprints. To omit a response or to be untruthful in your response, regardless of any previous information received from an attorney, a judge, or any third party may be considered falsification and may be cause for dismissal from employment or consideration for employment.

    Disqualifying Offenses
    Florida Statute defines the criteria under which you may be automatically denied employment with the School District.  The offense lists are contained in Florida Statutes 1012.315 and 435.04. To see a complete list of disqualifying charges, please click the appropriate link.

    What if I'm Ineligible?
    Once the background has been reviewed, applicants for employment that are deemed ineligible will receive an ineligibility letter. If you are deemed ineligible for employment and have questions, please contact HR Operations at (561) 434-8821.

    Have Questions?
    Contact HR Operations (561) 434-8821.