Beginning July 1st, 2023:
Litchfield CUSD #12 will require an Employment History Review (EHR)
To help protect students and children against the threat of sexual misconduct, Illinois law (105 ILCS 5/22-94) requires that Litchfield CUSD #12 conduct a sexual misconduct background check on certain applicants for hire. Therefore, you are required to complete the following process, which is based on guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
You will be required to provide the names, contact information, and other relevant details related to your current employer regardless of the nature of your current employment. In addition, you will be required to provide the names, contact information, and other relevant details for each former employer that falls within any of the following three categories:
1. A public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school.
2. An employer that, at the time of your employment, contracted with a public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school to
provide services, including, but not limited to, employers that provided food services, bus services, or other transportation services.
This category applies only if, as part of your employment with the employer, you had engaged in (or there was the possibility that you
would engage in) the care, supervision, guidance, control of, or routine interaction with children or students.
3. Any other employer for which you, as part of your employment with the employer, did engage in or had the possibility of engaging
in the care, supervision, guidance, control of or routine interaction with children or students.
Please be advised that if you are licensed by ISBE, Litchfield CUSD #12 is required to verify the employment history you've provided by checking ISBE's educator licensure database. For this reason, you will be asked to provide your IEIN below (if applicable). An applicant who provides false information or willfully fails to disclose information shall be subject to denial of employment, or if already hired, shall be subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
The results from this process will be retained by your employer, but the information shall not be deemed a public record.
To ensure your rights are protected, all or portions of this background check will be conducted by:
Bushue Background Screening
P.O. Box 89
302 E Jefferson Avenue
Effingham, Il 62401
This investigation will be conducted in compliance with federal law, which provides specific protection to you, as stated in the following document:
Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) prepared pursuant to 15 U.S.C. Section 1681-1681u.
**Please note that fingerprinting/ background check will also be required. Information for this process is included in the employee packets.