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Overview of Process

  • ACT 82 of 2012 requires that all individuals who work in an educational setting, public or private, must obtain a set of clearances that, in turn, are submitted to the prospective employer before the individual can begin any level of engagement with that organization. Our office is here to assist you with this process and it is imperative that you review the pertinent information on the left-hand side prior to contacting our office since these websites include critical information related to links, service codes, and directions to obtain and submit your clearances. 

    Because some of these clearances are provided directly to the requesting party, you will need to come to our office to provide these documents. Accordingly, please make a note of the following information:

    • To provide orderly and efficient service, our office will only accept clearances either by appointment or TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS (walk-in). We highly recommend that you make an appointment by emailing our office (hr@slsd.org), especially if we are closed on a Tuesday or Thursday due to a holiday, inclement weather, or are engaged in meetings.
    • Note that on walk-in days (Tuesdays and Thursdays), we are available to assist with clearances between 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. (EST/EDT). We are also located at 5775 Main Street, Center Valley, PA 18034. 
    • All required paperwork must be submitted together; we cannot accept partial packets or piecemeal clearances (e.g., one clearance per visit).

    Note that any individual who is new to Southern Lehigh SD must submit clearances dated within 12 months of issue. We can accept clearances from other educational organizations in which you were employed only if they were issued in the past calendar year but we cannot, under any circumstances, accept clearances if they are from organizations in which you were not formally employed.

    Individuals who have a history of engagement with the Southern Lehigh SD must re-submit clearances every 60 months from the date of issue. Under ACT 82 of 2012, individuals who fail to resubmit new and timely clearances risks disciplinary actio up to and including termination. Please note that our office does not send reminder notices.

    Lastly, we strongly recommend that you keep your submitted clearances in a safe place for future reference. The district may not be able to supply copies, especially if your clearances have expired.

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