The State of Michigan "School Safety" legislation (2005 PA 129-131 and 138), requires that all school employees, substitutes, or those assigned to regularly or continuously work under contract for any school, must be fingerprinted via the Livescan fingerprinting process.
The key provisions of the law include the following:
All school employees, substitutes, or those assigned to regularly or continuously work under contract for any school, must be fingerprinted via the Livescan fingerprinting process.
New employees must be printed prior to beginning their employment with the district.
Upon being fingerprinted, the Michigan Department of Education will report to districts, all school employees with a recorded criminal conviction. Specific actions are required by districts, employees and or Boards of Education based on the nature of the conviction reported.
Finally, the law requires school staff to self-report if they are arraigned or charged with reportable offenses as defined within this legislation. The employee must self-report to the district Superintendent and the Michigan Department of Education.
Additional information may be found by clicking on the following links below:
EDUStaff substitute application and fingerprinting information can be accessed online at the EDUStaff website (opens new window) or by calling 877-974-6338.
Ottawa ISD Contact Information
Ottawa Area ISD Contact Information
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
13565 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424
Ottawa Area ISD Human Resources Representative
Phone: 877-702-8600 extension 4084
Local District Contact Information
These are the people to contact in the local district concerning EDUStaff and Subsitutute Teaching.
|Contact Person||Phone Number|
|Black River||Marianne DeVree||616-355-0055 ext 131|
|Grand Haven||Chris Vallie||616-850-5000|
|Hamilton||269-751-5148 ext 723|
|Hudsonville||Sara Miedema||616-669-7747 ext 7|
|Spring Lake||Kim Conroy||616-846-5500|
|Walden Green||Vickie Buckner||616-842-4523|
|West Michigan Academy||Connie Stewart||616-844-9961 ext 24|
|West Ottawa||Bernadette Watts||616-738-5783|