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Background Checks and Fingerprinting for teachNOLA

All candidates offered positions with teachNOLA partner schools must be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting, along with other employment processing, will take place after you secure your teaching position.

Fingerprints are checked with the Louisiana Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Incoming Fellows will be responsible for the fingerprinting fee, which is approximately $50. Additionally, you should disclose any prior criminal record when you are fingerprinted and fill out the appropriate documents. 

teachNOLA partner schools will evaluate candidates for teaching positions with prior criminal records in accordance with state law and will either approve or deny a candidate based on the nature of his or her conviction, how long ago it occurred, and the age of the candidate at the time of conviction.

Fellows with criminal records may be interviewed and given an opportunity to discuss their records before any decisions to approve or deny are made. Fellows with prior records should be aware that their applications may be subject to further review by the office of Labor Relations, and Labor Relations may deem them ineligible for employment in the classroom. Fellows deemed ineligible to teach in New Orleans partner schools will not be permitted to continue with the Fellows program.