|Bridgewater-Raynham School District||CORI Form|
|New Bedford School District||CORI Form||DSS Record Check Form|
* Chapter 71 of
the Massachusetts General Laws requires school systems, camps, child care
agencies and other organizations providing activities and programs for
children to require any person who has access to their building or their
student population to participate in a mandatory Criminal Offender Record
Inquiry or CORI. The CORI provides information to the school/agency
regarding a persons criminal offender history.
You may find that many school systems will require you to have a CORI even when requesting access to a school for your early pre-practica field observations. CORIs can take several weeks to process. Therefore, candidates are encouraged to contact schools that they plan to visit during their pre-practica courses EARLY in the semester.
Please Note: An unsatisfactory CORI is grounds for refusal of field placement by cooperating schools/agencies and the BSU field placement office.
If you are concerned as to information that may appear on your CORI, you are encouraged to request a copy of your own MA criminal record by accessing the Criminal History Systems Board (CHSB) web site at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/bkgd-check/cori/. Information that may appear on your CORI can negatively impact your ability to complete a MA educator licensure program and obtain employment in the education field.