Fingerprinting and Background Check

Any participant in the Teaching Excellence program must gain their official Texas Educators Certification Fingerprints via Morphotrust (the official vendor of TEA/SBEC).  The 2007 Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 9 requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees in Texas Public schools. Senate Bill 9 is codified in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 22, Subchapter C. 

You received communication from your partnership district with instructions on how to successfully complete this requirement.  Please reach out to the following contacts with any questions:

YES Prep –

KIPP Houston –

Spring Branch ISD –

BakerRipley –

Etoile Academy-

Yellowstone Academy-

Aldine ISD-

You will also receive information from these contacts regarding district orientation attendance.