Human Resources and Educator Quality
Fingerprinting

HREQ has partnered with Fieldprint for fingerprinting appointments and processing.  Fieldprint has locations nationwide, and many sites are open outside of regular working hours, including weekends. Please follow the instructions below to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.  

Visit FIELDPRINT and click on the purple box to "Schedule an Appointment."  You will then be prompted to sign up as a new user (previous users simply login).  You will be asked to enter a unique code.  Use the appropriate code from the list below.  Select the "I know my Fieldprint Code" option.  DO NOT USE THE DROPDOWN OPTION.  The chart also lists the fee you will be charged.  Be prepared to pay online using a credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you can use a Visa/Amex/MC gift card available for purchase from your local grocery store or pharmacy.

  • NEW EMPLOYEES (including Substitutes) –  Code: FPPascoEmp Fee: $61.25
  • VENDOR (to include Badge) – Code: FPPascoVendor Fee: $89.58
  • COLLEGE INTERN –  Code: FPPascoIntern Fee: $79.50*
  • CHARTER SCHOOL EMPLOYEE; Code: FPPascoCharter Fee: $61.25
         *Interns who were fingerprinted starting with the 2015-2016 school year, and who transition into full-time employment with Pasco County Schools immediately following graduation, will not be required to be reprinted as employees.
    
          Rates as of February 20, 2019.

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For VENDORS Only
If you were fingerprinted as a vendor in another county or school district, please click HERE to complete the Shared Database Request Form. If you elect to print and fill out the form you can scan or email to screening@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Once you’ve submitted the Shared Database Request Form, should you need a replacement JLA badge, please follow the directions above to schedule an appointment with Fieldprint to have your photo taken, using the following code:        

  • VENDOR (Badge ONLY) – Code: FPPascoVBadge Fee: $10.00

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Background Screening Guidelines & Review Requirements

All new instructional and non-instructional employees must be fingerprinted per Sections 1012.465 and 1012.56, Florida Statutes. There should be no student contact prior to fingerprinting and background approval.

Guidelines for Criminal Background Disclosures

Following fingerprinting, applicants may be contacted to submit the following information for review by the District's Professional Review Committee:

  • 1. Submit a signed, detailed letter explaining the nature of the incident, the circumstances surrounding the incident, the disposition of the charges and any rehabilitative efforts that were made in connection with the incident.
  • 2. Contact the Clerk of Courts office in the county where you were arrested and request certified copies of all documents including arrest reports, pleadings, acquittal, sealing or expunging orders, sentencing, conditions and final disposition of charges. If you were placed on probation, you will need to also submit documentation stating that probation is complete and there are no outstanding warrants. When copies of all available documents are received, submit them along with your signed detailed letter to Teresa Montanez, Human Capital Partner, Human Resources, at the address listed below. If you are told that the records are not available due to the length of time elapsed from the arrest date to the present, please ask the agency to state that information on their letterhead for us.

Send Information to:

Teresa Montanez, Human Capital Partner
District School Board of Pasco County
7227 Land O' Lakes Blvd., HREQ
Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

For Questions, call our offices at:

East Pasco - 352-524-2521
West Pasco - 727-774-2521
Central Pasco - 813-794-2521