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ECC Principal's Page

November 20, 2019


Maplewood Richmond Heights

Early Childhood Center

Important Update:

November 19, 2019

Dear ECC Parents,

At MRH, we know that the support of our community and families is vital to our success. We believe that the diversity of our MRH family is an invaluable asset to our students’ educational environment. Student safety is also a priority. Individuals working directly with students undergo rigorous background checks. 

Recently, House Bill 604 was passed, requiring all unpaid volunteers who may be alone with students to undergo a fingerprint background check and a family care registry check. Individuals who may have had a prior background check which did not include fingerprints, will now have to pass the new checks in order to be considered an MRH volunteer. Forms are available from the building principals. Completed forms will be sent to the Human Resources department for processing. Human resources staff will provide an FBI release statement and a coupon code that will allow volunteers to complete all required background checks at the district’s expense. While these forms may initially be returned to the ECC office, my staff and I will not see any information that results from the background check. Only our human resources department staff will have access to the outcome of the volunteer background checks and will personally reach out to the individual with the results.


Cynthia J. Hebenstreit, PhD






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