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Connecticut Background Checks Causing Controversy

By Michael Klazema on 3/16/2012

New background check procedures in Glastonbury, CT have some a bit upset about the potential of a backlog. A new policy has been introduced that will require new teachers to go through a full criminal background check. This check not only would require fingerprinting and a criminal background check, it would also include a check of records from the Department of Children and Families child abuse and neglect registry.

Though this would be an excellent way to get a more comprehensive understanding of someone’s criminal background, some are worried that especially the national check has the potential to delay hiring for months as they have experienced backlogs with that check in the past.

Source: http://www.courant.com/community/glastonbury/hc-glastonbury-new-policies-0313-20120312,0,3598443.story


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