COVID-19: School Reopening Jujitsu For Employers

Excerpted from Lexology by Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP A significant challenge for reopening the economy and returning to “normalcy” during the COVID-19 pandemic is addressing whether, when, and how schools and colleges will open this fall. As with the initial shelter-in-place orders and mask requirements, these issues are being addressed differently in each state. […]

Moundsville officials to start performing background checks on coaches

Excerpted from by Aliah Keller, Shelby Davis The City of Moundsville is gearing up to do background checks on its coaches. City officials say that although schools in the area are already completing background checks, these are for any recreational league in Moundsville. That’s including upcoming softball and baseball teams this Spring. Come Fall, […]

School firing puts spotlight on background checks

Excerpted from The Gainesville Sun By Daniel Smithson and Sarah Nelson Alachua County Public Schools on Tuesday fired 34-year-old paraprofessional Chad Purdy, who in 2012 confessed to detectives he was obsessed with a 12-year-old girl. The school district never knew. Alachua County Public Schools fired an Oak View Middle School paraprofessional Tuesday after a district […]