A closer look at school background checks after two coaches arrested

Excerpted from a FOX 59 Story by Eric Graves Within days of each other last week, two central Indiana high school coaches were arrested and charged with dealing and possession of drugs. The schools that hired both coaches confirmed they passed background checks. Mike McCarty’s company Safe Hiring Solutions conducted the background check for one. […]

Louisiana teachers could have to pay for additional criminal background check

Excerpted from an Louisiana Illuminator post by JC Canicosa Right now, Louisiana K-12 teachers are required to undergo a single criminal background check for their teaching certificate and during the hiring process. They may soon have to go through a subsequent review, paid for partially out of their own pockets. House Bill 156, authored by […]

OR – Private schools not required to background check staff

Excerpted from a KATU-2 TV story by Joe Douglass At public schools, teachers and other staff members must undergo criminal background checks. But that’s not the case for private schools and academies in Oregon. After a piano teacher was arrested for alleged sex abuse, KATU-2 TV looked into what can be done to help keep […]

PA – Top court could decide faculty background check question

Excerpted from a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story by Bill Schackner A legal dispute more than three years old between Pennsylvania’s state university system and its faculty union may come to a head in the coming months as the state Supreme Court considers which of the following is true: Was management of the State System of Higher […]