Oak Park School District 97
WHERE DO I GO?
Administration Building - 260 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Please bring your current Driver's License or State ID.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Your fingerprints will be scanned and a snapshot will be taken to submit to the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
DO I NEED TO DO THIS EVERY YEAR?
No. If you believe you have been fingerprinted with District 97 before, please email (preferred) Ellen McKay at [email protected] or call 708-524-3000 to inquire if you are already in the system.
WHEN SHOULD I BE FINGERPRINTED?
As soon as possible. Any parent/guardian that will attend a field trip or will not be supervised by a District 97 staff member during a classroom/school activity will need to be fingerprinted. A supervised volunteer (classroom/school activity) will have a background check conducted.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The fingerprinting itself takes less than 15 minutes. Once the information is transmitted, results are usually returned within 7 – 10 business days, sometimes longer; so please plan accordingly. FINGERPRINT RESULTS CANNOT BE EXPEDITED. Should there be an issue with your prints (i.e. rejection due to low image) you will be notified and required to come back into the district office to be reprinted.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. (No Walk-ins)
WHOM SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
If you have additional questions, please email Ellen McKay at [email protected]. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.