Criminal Conviction Reporting
SELF-REPORTING ARRAIGNMENTS/CHARGES OF CERTAIN IDENTIFIED CRIMES
"School Safety” legislation (2005 PA 129-131 and 138) enacted into law has an impact on your
employment with the school/district. Cited below are the key provisions of this law and how
it will affect you personally.
Criminal history checks conducted by the MSP are sent to the Michigan Department of
Education identifying all school employees with a recorded criminal conviction. The
Department in turn provides the names of individuals convicted of a crime to the district
superintendent and school board of the employing district. The report includes convictions
for any crime, misdemeanor or felony. If you have been convicted of a non-listed felony, the
district superintendent and the school board are required, by law, to agree in writing to
continue your employment with the district/school. If you have been convicted of an offense
that requires you to register your name on the sex offender registry, your employment will be
terminated and you will not be allowed employment (in any capacity) in a Michigan K-12
School, public or non-public.
This law also requires you, as an employee of the district/school to self-report to your
employer AND the Michigan Department of Education when you have been
arraigned/charged with certain identified crimes. You must do so within (3) three business
days of arraignment, or you will be guilty of an additional crime. The crimes are listed in
The "Arraignment Disclosure Form”, "Listed Offenses”, "Enumerated Misdemeanor
Convictions Required Disclosure”, and "Required Disclosure and Immediate Suspension of
Certificate Upon Conviction” documents are available to download below.
If you have further questions or concerns, you may wish to view additional information available at the following website:
You can also contact Stephanie Whiteside, Coordinating Specialist, Office of Professional Preparation Services at 517.335.1167, or email WhitesideS@michigan.gov.
You may also contact the superintendent of schools at 734.246.4600 ext 6208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.