All staff members, substitutes, student teachers, and coaches who are employed by the Uxbridge Public Schools must have a current CORI application on file at the Central Office. According to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 71, Section 38R, “Such school committee, superintendent or principal shall periodically, but not less than 3 years, obtain all available criminal offender record information from the criminal history systems board on all such employees and volunteers during their term of employment or volunteer service.”
For parents/guardians who volunteer in their child’s classroom, chaperone a field trip, or volunteer for school events, a CORI authorization is required prior to the volunteer/chaperone being in the classroom or at the event. You can obtain a CORI application in each school’s main office, the Superintendent’s office, or the link below. All CORI applications must be signed by you and witnessed by a building secretary and/or administrator and you must provide a photographic identification. DO NOT SIGN THE CORI APPLICATION until you bring it to the schools main office and a copy of your identification has been made.
On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law G.L. Chapter 459 of the Acts of the 2012, An Act Relative to Background Checks. The law requires all school employees in Massachusetts to submit to national fingerprint-based criminal background checks in addition to state CORI checks.
The Uxbridge Public Schools requires the following categories to conduct discretionary fingerprints-based background checks:
- Employees (new, current, transportation drivers, monitors, and all substitutes). These employees are non-negotiable and they must have their fingerprinting done per this act.
- Field Trip Volunteers (overnight)
- Field Trip Volunteers/Chaperones (one day)
- Subcontractors: Construction/Maintenance
- Student Teachers/Observers/(Pre) Practicum Students
The Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services (SAFIS) Morpho Trust USA IndentGo registration website is available for applicants to schedule fingerprinting appointments. CLICK HERE for registration information to complete the fingerprint process.
Click on the link below to register for an appointment: