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Wellesley Schools Begin New Background Check Policy for a New Year

By Michael Klazema on 2/7/2012

In a move that follows many schools across the country, schools in Wellesley, MA have adopted a new background check policy for their employees. So many school systems throughout the country have chosen to go through these measures to ensure the safety of children and staff. This also gives parents more peace of mind knowing that the people who they are leaving their children with have passed a background check.

In recent months there have been several incidents where teachers, school employees and most notable due to the Penn State scandal, coaches, have been involved in inappropriate relationships with the children they are entrusted to watch over. In some of these cases, if proper background checks would have been performed, it would have shown that the most recent incidents were certainly not the first time. This raises the question of what is a proper background check?

In the case of the Wellesley, MA school policy that has just been introduced, they will be searching criminal records of their employees, known as the Criminal Offender Record Information policy. Known by the acronym CORI, the schools board introduced the new policy as stating that CORI-ing employees will be able to fill in the gaps that the old policy had. With the addition of the CORI policy, a fuller and proper background check policy has been put in place in the opinion of many.

Companies who use full and proper background checks, like the Wellesley, MA school system, will be able to get more information on their employees and be able to cut down on the risk of something bad happening in their company.  Luckily there are third party background check companies, like backgroundchecks.com who have made the entire process of checking employee backgrounds easy and streamlined. By using some of the products that this company offers, companies can get all of the information they need and will get a very good overview of the employee they are inviting into their folds.

Depending on the position, backgroundchecks.com offers several products to their clients. For clients who want the full experience, products like the US OneSEARCH or Multi-State OneSEARCH can be done instantly from backgroundchecks.com. These products will give information on an individual pulled from all fifty states or only particular states respectively. Adding a la carte options like driving records, verification of education and checking references will give the perfect background check that will offer an excellent view of the people joining a company.

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