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Pinellas County Schools Fingerprinting / Background Screening Guide to Appropriate Departments and Procedures

October 2016

Pinellas County School Volunteers – All volunteers must be background screened approved before volunteering. Returning volunteers must activate their volunteer profile prior to volunteering. Please don’t forget to log your volunteer hours.

New volunteers download the volunteer registration application, complete the form and attach a copy of a government issued photo ID to the form. Please bring the application to the school you’re volunteering at for processing. A level 1 background screening will be processed by the district office. It is recommended that prior to obtaining a level 2 screening your level 1 background should be approved.

Returning volunteers must reactivate their volunteer status prior to the level II screening. To activate your account go to https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer Using your v.account and password to reactivate – if you do not know the user ID and Password please call the family & community liaison at your school.

Below is a list of recommended vendors to obtain a level 2 screenings. You need to let the vendor know your fingerprints are for the Pinellas County Schools volunteer program.

Level 2 Badge Process
Please contact the Family & Community Liaison at the school for your level 2 status, once your profile has been updated to level 2 the school liaison can provide you with an authorization form to get your level 2 photo ID badge.

If you currently have a Level II clearance please provide a copy of the level II badge/card or paperwork from your employer to: The Office of Strategic Partnerships, 301 Fourth Street, Largo, FL 33770. Attn: Michelle Roberge, District Volunteer Coordinator 727-588-5050 or scan and email the document to robergem@pcsb.org.

Recommended Level 2 Vendors
EZ Fingerprints System is the service provider. EZ Fingerprints office location 1715 East Bay Dr., Suite B., Largo 727-479-0805 Walk-in welcome - Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. No appointment needed. Fee is $45.00
School On-Site Session – Fee is $45.00. A minimum of 10 volunteers needed for Level II screening must be signed up prior to scheduling a school site fingerprint session.

BIM - The UPS Store
13799 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 - PH 727-512-4477 – Hours: M-F 9am - 6:30pm - Sat 10am - 1pm. Fee $40.75 - Debit/Credit, Money Order, or cash (exact change please) Volunteers must call the number above to schedule an appointment.

A+ Fingerprints, LLC
3641 Tyrone Blvd Suite 3 St Petersburg, FL 33710. Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.  Saturday 9am-12pm by appointment only. 727.233.8804 Office, 727.201.6911 or 727-485-6521 Mobile – Fee $45.00

Postal Annex
2520 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Ste. B., Clearwater, FL 33761-4181 - Tel: 727-400-6801
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM - Walk-ins are welcome or you may call ahead. The fee is $48.00

Screening Procedures for:
 
Charter School Volunteers - Please contact the Charter School for the VECHS ORI Number before you go to get your Level II screening done. 
 
College Student Interns – College Students who are beginning any practicum, internship, field experience, or any type of observations must be registered and Level 2 fingerprinted prior to completing any educational course requirements.
 
Click on this link: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page and follow the instructions. If you have questions regarding student internships contact Jessica Fisher, 727-588-6223 or email: fisherje@pcsb.org.

All New Employees of Pinellas County Schools - PCS Fingerprinting Services are divided into six subgroups: PCS New hires, PCS College Student Interns, PCS Charter School Employees, PCS Volunteers, PCS Students in Health related fields, and Vendors/Contractors. Fees vary and the FDLE/FBI report results are group specific, so please choose the appropriate category carefully. 

Employees new to Pinellas County Schools - Administrators, Instructional Staff including Part-time Hourly and Substitutes, Supporting Services, Alternative Staff (coaches), Contracted Services Employees (CSE’s with the appropriate paperwork). CSE’s are not to be confused with a vendor/contractor or vice versa. CSE’s are PCS employees and receive a paycheck from Pinellas County Schools.
Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group.

Follow these procedures: New employees will be notified by HR staff when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page · Follow the instructions found on this Web page. The department to contact with questions is Human Resources, 727-588-6000ext 1936

Charter School Employees - Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group. Follow these procedures: New charter school employees will be notified by their charter schools when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page Follow the instructions found on this web page. The person to contact with questions is Valerie Washington, 727-588-6391.

Vendor and Contractors for Pinellas County Schools
Fieldprint is the service provider for this group. This vendor/contractor group includes individuals, companies and organizations that are directly or indirectly contracted to provide services and goods to the district. The staff of these companies and organizations are not paid as employees of Pinellas County Schools. Follow these procedures:

Vendor/Contractor employees will be notified by their employers when it is appropriate for them to log into Fieldprint website to schedule their appointment for fingerprinting. Vendor/Contractor employees will follow these procedures on the Fieldprint website.

Click on the Red button on the right side of the page that says “Schedule an Appointment” For a full submission (fingerprinting and badge) please use the Fieldprint code FPPCSVendors. For a badge only (FSSR requests and replacement badges) please use the Fieldprint code FPPCSBadge.

The department to contact is Pinellas County Schools Police – Patricia Cross – 727-547-7279.

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