School Administrative Unit #9

Background Checks

Background Check



In accordance with NH RSA189-13a, SAU#9 requires all staff, substitutes, volunteers and contracted service providers to complete a criminal history records check through the NH Criminal Records Unit, with results received at the SAU#9 office, BEFORE they will be approved for hire and/or allowed in schools. 


DUE TO COVID-19, THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK PROCESS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY MODIFIED: Currently, the state police barracks are printing by appointment only *subject to change. Conway Police Department is open for fingerprinting at this time. Applicants will be required to wear a mask during printing. You must bring your own as Conway PD will not have masks available.

CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK PROCESS:
INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pick up CHRC packet at the SAU #9 office. Or print these two forms at home: 
     - Authorization Form - complete and sign middle section  *notarization is no longer required and fees are now $48.25 employees / $21.25 volunteers
     - SAU#9 Tracking Form - complete top section only

   2. Get Printed 

  •   CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Note: they charge a $10.00 ($20.00 for non-resident) administrative fee at time of printing (see fee breakout below). You need a valid ID for printing. There are limited hours, please call ahead to make sure they are printing 603-356-5715. Applicants will be required to wear a mask during printing. You must bring your own as Conway PD will not have masks available.
  • STATE POLICE BARRACKS: Note: By appointment only. You must call 603-223-3867 for an appointment

     3. Return to the SAU #9 office ASAP with the following items:

  • Authorization Form - complete and sign middle section   *notarization is no longer required and fees are now $48.25 employees / $21.25 volunteers
  •  SAU#9 Tracking Form - complete top section only
  •  Applicant Livescan Site Form (given at printing agency upon completion of printing) *must have tracking number on it.
  • A check for the FBI & NH Clearance fee. Check made out to: State of NH - Criminal Records
    -  Volunteers: $21.25
    -  Employees/Substitutes/Contracted Service: $48.25


**PLEASE NOTE: Finger print submissions will only be held for 30 days by the state police. The finger print submission will not be processed until all necessary forms (see above) and fees have been submitted. It is important that you return all necessary documents to the SAU #9 office ASAP after printing so they may be submitted in a timely manner. Please allow up to 4 weeks for fingerprint submissions to be processed.

Employee/Substitute Fee Breakout

Location of Printing  Administrative Fees 
(collected at time of printing)
FBI & NH Clearance Fee 
(collected by the SAU office)
Total Fees
State Police Barracks (Troop E)  $0 $48.25 $48.25
Conway Police Department  $10 
OR
$20 - nonresidents
 $48.25 $58.25 
OR
$68.25 
(non-residents)


Volunteer Fee Breakout

Location of Printing  Administrative Fees 
(collected at time of printing)
FBI & NH Clearance Fee 
(collected by the SAU office)
Total Fees
State Police Barracks 
(Troop E)
 $0 $21.25 $21.25 
Conway Police Department  $10 
OR
$20 - nonresidents
 $21.25 $31.25
OR
$41.25 
(non-residents)




Volunteer & Substitute Information


VOLUNTEERS:
SAU#9 relies heavily on volunteers to support our co-curricular activities as well as field trips, ESSC program and in-classroom projects.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact your school, or come to the SAU#9 office to pick up the required paperwork. 
**Please note, if you are volunteering for a specific activity/event, please start your paperwork no less than 4 weeks prior to the event to allow for your background check results to arrive.


SUBSTITUTES:

All substitute paperwork, including the your background check results must be on file at the SAU#9 office before you can be added to the list. If you are interested in becoming a substitute at any one of our 7 schools, please come to the SAU#9 office for a packet.
**Please allow for up to 4 weeks for your background check results to arrive.



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