DECREE ON CHILD PROTECTION
The requirements of the Decree on Child Protection for the Diocese of Steubenville as promulgated by the most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, effective March 5, 2003, together with any amendments and/or modifications thereto, are observed by St. John Central School. All teachers, staff, coaches, and regular volunteers shall be subject to a criminal records check by BOTH the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Student-Parent Handbook, p. 29)
Required by Ohio Revised Code 3301.164
All employees and regular volunteers who have direct contact with children at St. John Central School must complete acceptable criminal background checks through fingerprinting in accord with the current policies of the Diocese of Steubenville – Decree on Child Protection; and may not have contact with children until acceptable background checks through fingerprinting are completed. All employees and regular volunteers must complete both a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal records check every five years. For auxiliary service personnel such as school nurses, psychologists etc., who are government employees or subject to state regulations, the school Principal shall obtain copies of both a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal records check every five years, from the employer of auxiliary service personnel.
Copies of the staff members’ current BCI and FBI background checks are found in the school office.