Starting July 1, 2022, districts are required to provide Faith’s Law training to staff to combat grooming. Starting July 1, 2023, applicants seeking employment in a position that requires direct involvement with children or students must authorize an employment history review with current/former employers to request the pertinent information.
In Lake Forest School Districts 67 & 115, employees are informed of the Faith’s Law disclosure requirement and Employee History Review (EHR) authorization during the application process. The ISBE Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form is a required form in the onboarding packet for new hires. For the EHR, new employees are required to provide the names and contact information of all of their former employers.
The Districts use Verifient to facilitate this process and provide new hires with these directions through the onboarding forms. Verifent collects the current/former employer information from new employees, sends those employers ISBE’s Authorization for Release of Sexual Misconduct-Related Information form, and provides the responses to the Lake Forest Schools. (If necessary, we can initiate the verification process on behalf of the employee from the Verifier portal.)