WVC 18 A- 3 - 10
§18A-3-10. Criminal history check of applicants for licensure by
the state department of education.
Beginning the first day of January, two thousand two, any
applicant for an initial license issued by the West Virginia
department of education shall be fingerprinted by the West Virginia
state police in accordance with state board policy in order to
determine the applicant's suitability for licensure. The
fingerprints shall be analyzed by the state police for a state
criminal history record check through the central abuse registry
and then forwarded to the federal bureau of investigation for a
national criminal history record check. Information contained in
either the central abuse registry record or the federal bureau of
investigation record may form the basis for the denial of a
certificate for just cause. The applicant for initial
certification pays for the cost of obtaining the central abuse
registry record and the federal bureau of investigation record.
Upon written consent to the state department by the applicant
and within ninety days of the state fingerprint analysis, the
results of a state analysis may be provided to a county board with
which the applicant is applying for employment without further cost
to the applicant.
Information maintained by the state department or a county
board which was obtained for the purpose of this section is exempt
from the disclosure provisions of chapter twenty-nine-b of this
code. Nothing in this section prohibits disclosure or publication of information in a statistical or other form which does not
identify the individuals involved or provide personal information.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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