Excerpted from www.tribtown.com

Indiana school corporations and parochial schools now are required to conduct more extensive background checks on new hires and volunteers, and all employees must be checked every five years.

House Bill 1079 went into effect July 1 and includes anyone who is in contact with students, including teachers, administrators, coaches and support staff.

The new law requires schools complete criminal background checks within 30 days of hiring someone and a child protection index check within 60 days. All current employees will have their background checks updated within the next five years.

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