Albany, GA asked in Criminal Law, Education Law and Employment Law for Georgia

Q: As a teacher w/ restricted criminal record, what shows on my fingerprint & criminal background check to school system?

Last summer (2019), I hired an expungement lawyer to have my criminal record restricted. I was eligible for record restriction as the charges from my 2015 arrest were dismissed. I am a new hire to the school district and am concerned about what shows up on me after my fingerprinting and my criminal background check even with my record restricted.

Here is the a copy of policy:

“ In the event the criminal record check reflects the employee has been charged with, pled to or been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation, the Superintendent shall bring the matter to the Board of Education at its next meeting or sooner, if warranted, for a decision. If the Superintendent elects, the employee may continue in the employment of the School District pending final Board decision.”

Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you want to know what has been revealed you should run a copy of your own criminal history with a law enforcement agency for employment purposes and see what shows up. Often times there are errors when the records are input into the system.

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