It is imperative for Hartford Performs to align to the School District’s background check policy. ALL freelance artists are required to go to CREC in Hartford, CT to have their fingerprints and background check done before their programs are allowed into Hartford Public Schools. If you are an arts organization, Hartford Performs is operating under the assumption that you have done a background check on your employees and will also be held liable for any misconduct of programs entering the schools on your organization’s behalf.
- To schedule your appointment, please visit the CREC website here. At your appointment say you are requesting a background check for Hartford Performs and to send the results to Emily Waniewski, not to the school district or individual schools.
- Make sure to bring two forms of identification with you.
- The cost for a background check is $60.00 either by money order or credit card.
- All new Art Providers must send their Fingerprint Analysis and Background Check to Emily Waniewski by August 1st, 2017.
FAQ Arts Providers have about fingerprinting:
Ensuring students’ safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance, both to Hartford Public Schools and Hartford Performs.
To that end, beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Hartford Performs will require all of its teaching artists to complete an online mandatory reporter training course through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Click below to complete this 45-minute program.