• Thank you for your interest in working or volunteering at the Ayer Shirley Regional School District!

    On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” This new law expands what public schools already do in conducting state CORI checks on all employees. Ayer Shirley Regional Schools currently runs CORI checks once every three years for all employees, substitutes, transportation drivers, volunteers, student teachers, tutors, consultants, coaches, and subcontractors.

    This Act creates a national criminal database check for all school employees and contractor employees.

    • All new staff, including licensed educators, substitute teachers, and non-licensed staff are required to submit
      to fingerprinting before finalizing an offer of employment. This also includes any contracted professionals working in any of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District buildings.
    • Please note that the fee charged for running the national background check will be $55 for licensed educators (teachers, administrators, specialists, business office staff, paraprofessionals, DESE licensed
      substitutes or others licensed by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and $35 for other staff (non-DESE-licensed paraprofessionals, non-DESE-licensed substitutes, school
      secretaries, cafeteria workers, custodians, and bus drivers).

    Multiple fingerprinting sites across the state are set up to manage the fingerprinting process. Please use the Identogo by MorphoTrust USA online registration to schedule your appointment. https://ma.ibtfingerprint.com/

    Instructions to set up an appointment:

    1. Visit https://ma.ibtfingerprint.com/
    2. Type in your first and last name
    3. Select “PreK-12th Grade Education (ESE)”
    4. If you are a licensed educator, select licensed educator. All other employees select “All other school personnel”
    5. Confirm your choices by selecting “yes”
    6. Enter the Ayer Shirley Regional School District Provider Id 06160000
    7. At this point, you will be able to select the location for your fingerprinting

    Once you have been fingerprinted, your results will be sent electronically to HR and will be documented. Please retain both copies of your receipts for your records.

    Suitability Determinations:
    For new hires that have previously been fingerprinted by another school district in Massachusetts, Suitability Determinations may be requested to be sent to ASRSD’s HR department. It is the responsibility of the new hire to reach out to the Human Resource department where your fingerprints were originally sent and request your Suitability Determination be sent to Jessica Rakip at jrakip@asrsd.org.

    Examples of prior fingerprint results that may not be transferred to school districts:

    • Police and other public services

    • Firearms courses and licenses

    • Early childhood centers (EEC licenses and programs)

    If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rakip, HR Specialist, at 978-772-8600, extension 1405, or jrakip@asrsd.org.