New Applicant Clearance Requirements

  • New Applicants - please submit all five (5) items below with your online employment application in order to be considered for employment. Clearances must be less than sixty (60) months old. All documents must be received by Human Resources prior to performing work within a District building or on District grounds. All new hires require Board approval to begin employment at Hamburg Area School District.

    Please be sure to keep copies of your clearances for your own records. The District is not responsible for providing you with copies after they are submitted.

    1. Act 151 PA Child Abuse History 
      • Click on “Create Individual Account.”
      • You must create a “Keystone ID” and follow the step-by-step directions for receiving a temporary password by email, and then creating a new password.  Be sure to keep your Keystone ID as you will need this to log back into your account to create a new password.
      • When results are available, you will receive an email.  Log back into your account and view the official results. Save the results page to your computer and also print a copy for your records.
      • You will receive a copy of your clearance in the mail which can take up to two weeks.
      • If you need assistance, click here for detailed instructions. 

    2. Act 34 PA State Police Criminal History Report 
      • Click “Submit a New Record Check (requires a credit card)”
      • Follow step-by-step directions on the site.
      • Results will be available online once you complete the process. 
      • When results are ready, click the Control number, which will bring up a registration receipt – this is not the official State Police Clearance.  Please click the “CERTIFICATION FORM” link which appears below the record check details. 
      • Save this certificate to your computer as PDF and print a copy for your records.

    3. Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Report (Online registration through IdentoGo) (The Service Code for Pennsylvania PDE School Districts is:1KG6XN
      • This is a two-step process: (1) Register online and schedule your fingerprinting appointment; (2) Visit a fingerprinting site to have your fingerprints submitted electronically.
      • Please be sure to bring an apporpriate form of identification with you to your appointment. Payment for the clearance is required at the fingerprinting location. 
      • After your fingerprints have been recorded, provide your Identogo receipt with UEID number to HR.
      • If your FBI Criminal History Report is valid (less than 60 months old) and was submitted through Cogent, you may submit that clearance, however, individuals must submit a paper copy of the unofficial Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) report on Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) letterhead.
      • Clearances submitted through the Department of Human Services cannot be accepted.

    4. PDE-6004 Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form
      • Complete this form and upload with your online employment application.

    5. Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form (NOT REQUIRED FOR ATHLETICS GAME HELP STAFF)
      • Print and complete setion 1 of this form (including fax number) for ALL current and former employers with whom you had direct contact with children; upload with your online employment application.


    Hamburg Area School District conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all job openings for which they qualify. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, protected leave status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We prohibit retaliations against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

    Individuals with a disability who require reasonable accommodation(s) during any step of the screening process or who have questions about qualifications should notify the Human Resource Coordinator. Notification may be made in person, in writing, or by calling: (610)-562-2241 x 1741.

    View our committment to EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law