As Dayton Public Schools strives to ensure safety and security for all students and staff, security screening of personnel entering and working on Dayton Public Schools property is mandatory. As required by Ohio law, deadlines have been established for licensed educators, professional certificate holders, and all non-licensed school employees to complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an FBI criminal background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII).
Dayton Public Schools believes that background checks serve as an important part of the selection process and provide an added sense of security. Dayton Public Schools requires all district employees and non-employees who are serving in various roles as contractors, vendors, coaches, consultants, volunteers, etc., who will be working with Dayton Public Schools students and potentially be alone with the students to complete an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation check and an FBI background check. Dayton Public Schools requires all employees and non-employees to be in compliance.
Everyone must submit background checks for credentials issued by the Ohio Department of Education. These credentials include licenses, certificates, and permits, as well as non-tax certificates and permanent certificates that have no expiration date.
All employees are required to wear their DPS badge visibly at all times while on DPS property. Buildings are only accessible based on employee badge access which is established by the supervisor.