Click the link to log in to the Extraordinary Education Background Check service. You will need to click on the state of Texas when the map appears and then select our organization name to start your background check.
Our board has decided that a background check will be required for every adult who will be working in a co-op, barter or paid position at EE. The background check certificate must be submitted prior to the first day the applicant will be working with children. Even co-op parents who are not in a position of direct contact with students will be required to submit a check since co-op workers could potentially be called upon at any time to step into a position with child contact.
MyBackgroundCheck.com is the service we use to screen our teachers, co-op staff and volunteers who will be working with our children. This service allows our families to enter their own personal information privately, and keep their information private. Our office staff will not have access to the applicants' personal information or be responsible to handle applications, enter personal data or store personal information. Office staff will be able to see the results of screenings, but personal information such as social security numbers will remain blocked from view. Applicants will also be able to see the results of their own background check, and even print the results so that they can be used for other purposes such as applying for a job or volunteering in other organizations. We have been using this same service for over 4 years and have had no problems with the service.
We understand that families may be reluctant to provide background check information for various reasons. As an alternative, teachers and volunteers who have already had a recent background check through another organization can provide a copy of the certificate to be placed in their file. If you are unable to provide a certificate through another means and you are unwilling to provide information to complete the background check process, you will not be eligible to volunteer or teach at EE. This policy must be followed in order to protect our children.
Please note: We are asking all staff and volunteers to pay for their own background check. The cost is $15 per person. Since we have chosen not to collect a family membership fee, application fee or other similar fee, we feel it is a fair request to ask families to absorb this cost. Please contact our office if you have any problems with the Background Check system.