On hold

NM State Legislature has recently passed some legislation that may require changes to our volunteer processes for Rio Rancho Public Schools.  In the past, the school personnel act (HB431) required that school employees and contractors receive FBI background checks before working in the schools. This session, the bill was changed to include school volunteers. Therefore, instead of our current requirement for a level 2 or 3 background screening, all volunteers will need to reapply for the FBI background check starting June 14, 2019. Currently, the cost of a level 2 screening is $15.00 and the level 3 screening for special events is $25.00. However, the anticipated move to the FBI screening would increase the cost to $44.00.  We are waiting to see if the bill will be signed by April 5th by the governor. The FBI clearance will cover you for 2 years.