Fingerprinting, ID Badges & Background Checks
Fingerprinting and issuing of ID Badges have resumed by appointment only. These services will be limited to clearances for Leon County Schools employment and school related activities. Please call 850-487-7293 for an appointment.
Prior to your appointment it is required that you complete the Pre-Screening Tool For Emittance To Leon County Schools Fingerprint Office Form and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All visitors must summit to a temperature check.
Any visitor that is ill or does not pass the pre-screening process will not be seen.
All visitors must bring and wear a mask and disinfect their hands prior to entering the Fingerprint Office
Jessica Lunsford Act
Background screening requirements pursuant to florida law for certain non-instructional school district employees and contractors states in part-"Non-instructional school district employees or contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present, who have direct contact with students or who have access to or control of school funds must meet level 2 screening requirements as described in s.1012.32."
All individuals must come prepared with the necessary forms in order to be fingerprinted.A Driver's License or State Issued Identification is required!
New Employees (including Substitutes)
The individual gets the "Request for Background Check for Applicants" form from the site and/or department that is offering the position.
Current Employees (Re-fingerprints)
Please contact Safety and Security for procedures for any fingerprinting requirements.
Vendor/Contractors will receive a"Request for Background Check for Vendor/Contractors" form to complete when they arrive at the Fingerprint Office. You will also be given a "red" fingerprint card to complete.
Student Interns must bring a completed "Request for Background Check for Students" form which you will receive from your school/department. Once you arrive at the Fingerprint Office, you will be given a "yellow" fingerprint card to complete.
Mentors and School Volunteers
The individual gets the form from the site that the individual will be placed.
The waiting period from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is approximately 24 - 48 hours. However, at certain times of the year when our volume is extremely high, the waiting period can extend out to 5-7 days.
Fingerprinting is done on a first come - first served basis.Rejections
It is possible for fingerprints to be rejected. Please stay in contact with Safety and Security for additional instructions. If the second attempt is not successful, a manual background check will then be performed.
The LCSB policy states:
Applicants who have been denied because of their criminal record shall receive written notice and may request reconsideration. Their appeal must be addressed to the Superintendent and submitted in writing. see policy 2.02 (11)