Creating a safe environment to learn and grow is a top priority at Appel Farm. After your interview, we will contact you to let you know whether we need you to move onto the next step in the Teaching Artist application. We require all of our teaching artists to acquire the necessary background checks before joining our team. (For information on how to obtain these clearances, click here.) These documents consist of a State Police Criminal Record Check, a Finger Print Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) and a Child Abuse History Clearance. As these clearances will be usable for all school-based work that you perform, they are considered as a cost of doing business as a teaching artist. Check with your accountant as the fees may be a tax-deductible business expenses.
- State Police Criminal Record Check (PA or NJ or NY)
- Finger-Print Criminal History Record Information (PA or NJ)
- Child Abuse History Clearance (PA)