Washington Imagination Network Background Checks Policy
Version 1.0 Effective 10/6/2018
Purpose of the Policy Washington Imagination Network (WIN) administers the Destination Imagination (DI) Program in Washington. To ensure the highest standards of leadership and the protection of the youth served, WIN requires all persons holding or proposed to be holding Team Manager positions to complete a background check with a determination of being eligible as a criterion to hold such positions.
Policy Statement All WIN Team Managers are required to either submit evidence of a background check completed through the Washington School District, or order from Verified Volunteers a Level 2 Background Check and share the results with WIN. This must be performed annually.
Any person who is not considered eligible will be notified. Being considered not eligible will result in immediate denial of the right to hold any position in WIN and the individual will not be welcome at any events sponsored by WIN.
WIN has the final authority on the matter.
Definitions: Team Manager: Person(s) registered as the manager of a team registered with DI. Eligible: A person whose criminal history background check indicates:
no felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
no felony conviction or registration of a violent and/or sexual nature, involving any type of abuse of a child, involving threatening or intimidating behavior, or otherwise of a physical nature
no felony related to larceny or theft.
Detailed policy statement
Team Managers are required to undergo a background check.
Team Managers must:
Email a copy of their current district ID to firstname.lastname@example.org if they are a current Washington State Teacher who has already completed a background check.
Email (or have the school district email) clearance documentation to email@example.com of they are a current volunteer at a Washington State school district that requires background checks.
Obtain a Level 2 background check from Verified Volunteers and share the results with WIN.
Team Managers will pay the fee involved.
Team Managers will renew annually.
The results of the background check from Verified Volunteers will be reviewed by the Affiliate Director of WIN who will determine eligibility using the criteria described above.
If a Team Manager is determined to not meet the criteria, the Team Manager will be notified. The Team Manager has the right to contact Verified Volunteers and contest the results.
Any person who is determined to be ineligible according to their Verified Volunteers background check will be deemed ineligible to register as a Team Manager and will not be allowed to attend and or participate in WIN activities.
The background information is confidential and is the Team Manager’s personal information. The information submitted during the background check order does not reside with WIN.
Applicability and Compliance Noncompliance will result in removal of that person from their position or denial of any position. Any noncompliant person will not be welcome at any WIN event.
Implementation procedures The Affiliate Director will inform the necessary personnel of this Policy by October 31 of the DI year. Regional Directors will inform their Team Mangers of this Policy in time for completion of the check before the deadline for Team registration.
Related policies and references for further information