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chattrobin
September 30, 2015 05:12PM

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Does anyone know if you teach in the USVI if you have to be fingerprinted, like you do in the states? I feel it is a violation of my civil rights.

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CruzanIron
September 30, 2015 05:21PM

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chattrobin
Does anyone know if you teach in the USVI if you have to be fingerprinted, like you do in the states? I feel it is a violation of my civil rights.

If you are worried about civil rights, then maybe you are moving to the wrong place.

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stxisbest
September 30, 2015 05:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 174

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chattrobin
Does anyone know if you teach in the USVI if you have to be fingerprinted, like you do in the states? I feel it is a violation of my civil rights.

If you are worried about civil rights, then maybe you are moving to the wrong place.


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Alana33
September 30, 2015 09:08PM

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I would hope anyone teaching kids would be fingerprinted.

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vicanuck
October 01, 2015 08:33AM

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The pay for teachers is so low here, they'll take anyone with a pulse.

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FLLisa
October 01, 2015 09:02AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 121

Application requirements are here: [teachusvi.net]

Can't imagine where you are teaching now (if you are) that they don't do fingerprinting and/or background checks.

vicanuck, actually the pay scale there is very close to ours here in FL. Personally, of course I wish I made more money, but I like to remember I get paid for a 9 1/2 month year.

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ScubaDave81
October 01, 2015 09:43AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 7

When I went in and was talking with dept of ed here the guy told me they require a background check from the state you came from, and I believe you do have to get fingerprinted. And checking your criminal background before working a teaching job is done simply to protect children from potentially dangerous people, many jobs throughout all the states require this type of in-depth background check.

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ScubaDave81
October 01, 2015 09:47AM

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vicanuck
The pay for teachers is so low here, they'll take anyone with a pulse.

Not even close to true ---- I have been a credentialed high school math and chemistry teacher for the last 8 years, and when I went into department of ed they basically told me I had to get completely re-certified out here (not a simple process) -- I'm going to take my pulse filled self and just go bartend.

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vicanuck
October 01, 2015 12:10PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,262

So why do they have to hire teachers from the Philippines? If the pay was so good, Americans would be lining up for the positions. Just asking...

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speee1dy
October 01, 2015 12:32PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,452

Nothing wrong with getting them. I had to for my job

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Spartygrad95
October 01, 2015 04:33PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,884

What about getting a driver's license? You have to give a thumb print for that too. New to me. We didn't have to give prints in MI for driving privileges. I have to humbly disagree that it is a violation of your civil rights since many careers do not have this requirement and the safety of children should be paramount.

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quirion
March 01, 2018 05:49PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 428

Sorry to resurrect this thread but does anyone know where one can get the FD-258 fingerprint card done here on St. Croix?

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sttanon
March 01, 2018 06:00PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 280

Years ago when I had to get prints done for my NSA background check I just went to the local police station. I would assume there are going to be tons of questions asked but I would guess that the local police dept could do it....

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quirion
March 01, 2018 06:04PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 428

It's the standard FD-258 card I'm looking for.
Ill pop in there tomorrow.

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janeinstx
March 01, 2018 06:24PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 640

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CruzanIron
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chattrobin
Does anyone know if you teach in the USVI if you have to be fingerprinted, like you do in the states? I feel it is a violation of my civil rights.

If you are worried about civil rights, then maybe you are moving to the wrong place.

TRUE WORDS

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speee1dy
March 01, 2018 08:28PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,452

Is that card different from others. I had to go to the frederiksted police station

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quirion
March 01, 2018 09:42PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 428

It's the standard one I think.
Christiansted was no good?

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