Pre-Employment Processing

  • The Pre-Employment Office is responsible for conducting fingerprinting and required background checks of all personnel employed with Baltimore City Schools. This ensures that all hiring requirements and legal conditions are met.

    Pre-Employment New Hire Orientation

    Once a prospective new employee has been offered a position with City Schools, the new employee will be scheduled to attend a new hire orientation session. The following documents and items must be completed and brought to the orientation session:

    Complete the I-9 form and bring two (2) acceptable forms of ID in accordance with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for employment authorization to your scheduled orientation session.

    Fingerprinting/background check cost

    The cost to have your fingerprinting/background check completed is $50.00 check or money order made payable to L-1 Enrollment. You may pay with a credit card by calling 1-877-467-9215 or by visiting the IndentoGo website. Credit card payments must be done in advance of your orientation session. If you choose not to pay in advance, please bring a check or money order with you to your scheduled orientation session.

    ID badge information

    The cost to replace a lost ID badge is $10.00. Acceptable forms of payments are:

    • Personal check (made payable to Baltimore City Public Schools)
    • Money Order (made payable to Baltimore City Public Schools)

    Hours of Operations

    Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for fingerprinting only)

    Contact Information

    Pre-Employment Office address
    200 E. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Room 120

    Damon Robinson, Pre-Employment Supervisor

    Stephanie Harper, Department Assistant

    New Teacher Institute

    The New Teacher Institute is a week long orientation for new teachers that covers City Schools' programs and initiatives,  curriculum, planning and instruction. It usually takes place the second week in August. For more information, contact the coordinator of new teacher support at