Act 24: Reporting Arrests and Convictions
Act 24 of 2011 contains a number of significant changes to the Pennsylvania
Public School Code that are designed to enhance the safety of school children.
Among the changes, Act 24 amends Section 111 of the School Code to expand the
list of prohibitive criminal offenses and ensure that then-current school
employees who may not have been subject to a previous background check were
required to provide assurances that they had not been previously arrested or
convicted of a Section 111(e) offense.
24 requires that all school employees complete and return
to their school administrator a PDE Form 6004 (PDF) within 72
hours of any arrest or conviction of an offense listed in Section 111(e). If an
employee refuses to submit the form, Act 24 requires that the School
Administrator submit the employee to a new background check under Section