• Fingerprinting and Badge Renewal

    • THE FINGERPRINT FEE FOR EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS) IS $90.00. 
      FINGERPRINTING AND BADGE RENEWAL INFORMATION

    The Sarasota County School District is committed to keeping our students and staff members safe. All employees, student teaching interns, vendors, consultants, and contractors will need to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check. See below for more information on what to bring with you when you are printed.

    Jessica Lunsford Act (Pertaining to Contractors and Vendors)

    On May 2, 2005, the Jessica Lunsford Act was signed into legislation. This Act provided several safeguards to protect Florida's children from sexual predators. In addition to toughening the regulation of registered offenders, this Act expanded the background check requirements for school districts to include all contracted workers and consultants. This law enables the school district to better protect the children in its care.

    In addition, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agreed to implement a database to track arrests of school district employees and contractors and notify the school districts when an employee is arrested. This new tracking system will help ensure that the children in our schools remain safe. 

    The Fingerprint and Badge Renewal Office is located at: 

    Sarasota School District Safety & Security 
    1950 Landings Blvd 
    Blue Awning/First Floor/Room 103F
    Sarasota, Fl 34231 

    Phone Number: 941-927-9000 ext 31132 
    Fax number: 941-927-4061 

    Hours

    Appointments Needed for Contractors and Volunteers:
    Monday – Friday from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Employees/Coaches/Interns:
    Monday – Friday from 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    By appointment only

    In addition to the paperwork listed below - everyone coming for fingerprinting must bring a Driver's License and either your Social Security Card or current U.S. Passport or original U.S Birth Certificate. Appointments are required.

    If you are a VENDOR, please contact us for information 

    Companies with multiple employees whose badges need to be renewed need to contact the office for further instructions and information.

    CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED!!!

    We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover. If paying by money order or cashiers check, have the document made out for payment to The School District of Sarasota County.

     

    Position

    Cost

    Payment Method

    Paperwork

     

    To Stay Active

    New Hires

    $90.00

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashiers Check 

    Recommendation from School/ Department

    Background Information Check Form

     

    Temporary Employee
    (contracted services 0145, volunteer coaches)

     

    $90.00

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashiers Check

    Recommendation from School/ Department

    Background Information Check Form

     

    Substitute Teacher

    $90.00

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashiers Check

    Substitute Teacher Authorization (see Personnel Department)

    Background Information Check Form

     

    Student Teacher or Intern

    $90.00

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashiers Check

    Pre-Service Program Packet

    Background Information Check Form

     

    Vendor, Consultant or Contractor

    $93.85

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashiers Check

    Background Information Check Form

    $10.00 Replacement Badge Fee

    Charter School Employee

    $90.00

    Visa / MasterCard / Discover

    Money Order or Cashier Check

    Background Information Check Form