Schools and Daycares Struggle to Comply with New Background Check Laws

With the school year fast approaching, schools and daycares in several states are scrambling to comply with new backgrou...

Knox County Schools Toughens Bus Driver Background Checks

Tennessee’s Knox County Schools district has struggled with bus driver shortages over the past year following the implem...

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Tennessee Teacher Gets His License Back Despite Statutory Rape Conviction

A Tennessee teacher previously convicted of statutory rape will have his teaching license reinstated after a judge order...

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Bus Driver Background Checks in the News after Chattanooga Crash

Parents in Tennessee and throughout the nation are questioning the processes for screening, monitoring, and disciplining...

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Tennessee Ban the Box Bill Is Nearly Law

From the looks of it, Tennessee will soon add its name to the list of states that bans the box for public employers. A b...

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Tennessee Bill Would Require Screenings for Sports Officials

Last fall, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association voted to require background checks for all of its sportin...

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Background Checks Will Now Be Required for All High School Sporting Officials in Tennessee

After an autumn full of controversy, Tennessee's high school sporting association has officially decided to require back...

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Tennessee School District Discovers Criminal Histories Among Some Athletic Officials

The topic of running background checks on high school athletic officials has been in the news on numerous occasions as o...

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Arrest of Coach Highlights Lack of Background Checks in Nashville Youth Sports League

A 29-year-old man who had coached a youth sports team in Nashville for three years was recently arrested and charged wit...

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Tennessee Grants Negligent Hiring Immunity

The Tennessee legislature recently enacted Senate Bill 276, which establishes section 107 of the Criminal Procedure Code...

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