Criminal History Background Checks at HAIS
Make an Appointment at HAIS
Items to Bring to the Appointment
Please bring the following items with you to your Criminal History Background Check Appointment:
- Completed Application for Criminal History Record Clearance for Private School Employees which can be obtained from the HAIS school.
- Completed and signed Criminal History Record Check School Payment Voucher, which can be obtained from an HAIS school or pay $80 (cash or check only).
- Valid picture identification card (with your legal name), e.g., driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID.
Appointment Location Address/Directions/Parking
Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 401
Honolulu, HI 96817
The HAIS office is located in Suite 401 (Building A) of the Aloha United Way Building. We are located at the corner of Vineyard Blvd. and Aala St., next to the Foster Botanical Garden. Please check in with the security guard, located in the lobby, and tell him you are going to the 4th Floor.
Guest Parking - The guest parking entrance is located on Aala St. You will see a wide ramp entrance leading up to the open-air guest parking. After entering the ramp, guest parking stalls are located on the left-hand side. You may park in any available guest parking stall for up to 2 hours.
Metered Parking - There is plenty of metered parking, for up to 2 hours, on both sides of Aala St. Be sure to have change available.
Free Parking - There is free street parking available along N. Vineyard Blvd., in front of the Foster Botanical Garden, between 8:30am-3:30pm.
Please note that the HAIS keeps a copy of applicants criminal history record check reports for one year.
To send a copy of your report (processed at HAIS within the past year) to another HAIS member school, please follow the steps below:
- Contact the HAIS member school requesting your report and confirm that they are willing to accept your report based on the date you completed your criminal history record check.
- If they are willing to accept your report:
- Submit a written and signed request, with your name as it appears on your submitted criminal history record check application form.
- Indicate which school you would like your records sent to.
- The fee is $3.00 per copy (payable by check to "HAIS" or cash only, no credit cards accepted).
- Please allow five business days for your request to be processed.
Attention: Kelley Rahn
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 401
For detailed information regarding identification record requests/criminal background checks or for individuals who wish to challenge a criminal record, visit www.fbi.gov.
In May 2000, Governor Benjamin Cayetano signed Act 146, a bill to require private schools to conduct criminal history record checks on all new employees. The new law was created in recognition of the need to better protect private school students from individuals who are unfit to work with children. Toward this end, the law provided a cost-effective way for private schools to obtain national criminal history information about potential hires. Following are the highlights of §302-C1, Hawai'i Revised Statutes:
- Schools are required to conduct criminal history record checks on all employees hired after July 1, 2000 for positions that place the employee in close proximity to children.
- Schools may only check individuals who are directly employed by the school.
- Schools must check non-teaching staff who work in close proximity to children.
- Employment applicants are required to complete forms necessary for conducting a criminal history record check, including a declaration disclosing any criminal convictions for offenses where incarceration was a sentencing option and a written consent for private schools to conduct a criminal history record check, and applicants must be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history check.
- Schools will receive complete Hawaii arrest and conviction information, and a list of states in which an individual may have other criminal convictions. This can be used as a supplement to the disclosure to make a hiring decision. Arrest information must not be used, in and of itself, as the basis for a hiring decision. Instead, arrest information may be used as the basis for further investigation into an individual’s background.
- For any individual not hired as a result of a criminal history record, private schools must: 1) Notify the individual that he/she was not hired because his/her criminal history deemed him/her unfit to work in close proximity to children; 2) Allow such an individual to view his/her criminal history records obtained pursuant to this law; and 3) Provide such an individual the opportunity to rebut the finding that the individual’s criminal history suggests that the person may pose a risk to the health, safety, or well-being of children.