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WAC 392-300-070

Private school fingerprint process.

Fingerprinting of subject individuals employed by private schools.
(1) Definitions of private school terms.
(a) "Subject individual" means: Any person, certified or classified employed by a private school or volunteer in a position having regularly scheduled, unsupervised access to children;
(b) "Regularly scheduled, unsupervised access to children" means contact with students that provides the person opportunity and probability for personal communication or touch when not under direct supervision;
(c) "Fee" means the total charges assessed to process fingerprint cards through the Washington state patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation records check;
(d) "Information to be required" means all information requested by the office of the superintendent of public instruction;
(e) "Conviction information" means, notwithstanding any other statutes or Washington administrative rule, criminal history record information relating to an incident which has led to a conviction or other disposition adverse to the subject;
(f) "Private school" means a school that is approved with the Washington state board of education under chapter 180-90 WAC.
(2) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall request criminal information from the Washington state patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the manner prescribed by law. A fee shall be charged for such services.
(3) Upon the private school's submission of the completed fingerprint cards and information form, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall review the criminal records of subject individual.
(4) OSPI will send conviction information to administrators of approved private schools as allowed under RCW 10.97.050.
(5) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall assure the destruction of all fingerprint cards, facsimiles or other materials from which fingerprints can be reproduced used by Washington state patrol or Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(6) Only cards and forms approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction will be accepted. The office of the superintendent of public instruction will hold fingerprint cards on file and notify the private school and/or subject individual when there is no fee, an incorrect fee, when necessary information is missing from the fingerprint cards, or the information form was not received.
(7) The office of the superintendent of public instruction will return to the private school any fingerprint cards that the Washington state patrol or Federal Bureau of Investigation rejects for poor quality prints. The private school will be responsible for having the subject individual submit additional prints as required.
(8) The superintendent's office shall maintain a record of all properly submitted fingerprint cards in the current records database for a period of at least two years. The record shall include at least the following:
(a) Card sequence number;
(b) Name of private school submitting the cards;
(c) Date cards received at the Washington state patrol;
(d) Date letter regarding incomplete card was sent to the subject individual with a copy to the private school (only if applicable);
(e) Date private school was notified of Washington state patrol criminal history record or lack of record;
(f) Date private school was notified of Federal Bureau of Investigation record or lack of record.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.305. WSR 18-03-070, § 392-300-070, filed 1/12/18, effective 2/12/18; WSR 10-22-054, § 392-300-070, filed 10/28/10, effective 11/28/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.400.303. WSR 09-04-031, § 392-300-070, filed 1/29/09, effective 3/1/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.400.305. WSR 00-21-077, § 392-300-070, filed 10/17/00, effective 11/17/00.]
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