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Pre-Employment Resources P.L. 2018, c. 5

Effective June 1, 2018, P.L. 2018, c. 5 requires that all school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and contracted service providers make certain inquiries regarding child abuse and sexual misconduct of prospective employees who will have regular contact with students. Consistent with the statute, the Department of Education has developed employment forms that hiring entities may use to complete the required employment history review. If a hiring entity chooses not to use the forms provided below, the hiring entity is still required to comply with the terms of the statute. Please note that this employment review is separate from the criminal history review requirements.

The resources below include two forms and a list of frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of P.L. 2018, c. 5: