Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)
Massachusetts now requires all schools to conduct criminal background checks (CORI) every three years on current and prospective employees, volunteers, school transportation providers, and others who may have direct and unmonitored contact with children. Norwell Public Schools has been certified by the Criminal History Systems Board to access such information, and all parents who wish to volunteer or chaperone school activities are required to complete an authorization form for a CORI check. Since it may take several days to conduct and review such a check, parents who have not had a CORI check through Norwell Public Schools during the past three years may wish to do so at the beginning of the school year. With your completed CORI check kept in our confidential file, you will then be able to volunteer or chaperone any time during the year. CORI checks require proof of identity in the form of government issued photographic identification such as a driver’s license. CORI forms are available in each school office and at the central administration office.