The State Bureau of Identification announced that through the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, Delaware Private Schools will have the ability to obtain a state and federal background check through SBI effective May 1.

Schools must be registered with SBI prior to any employee being processed. To register a school, visit and complete the required form.

The background checks will be issued directly to the school’s point of contact and will take less time to complete than the current process of mailing fingerprints to the FBI directly. The cost of the background check is $65.

For information, call 672-5318.