Case Study | Educational Organizations Count on to Keep Their Students Safe

By Michael Klazema on 10/14/2019

Background checks are important for screening job candidates in every sector, but there are few areas in which they matter more than education. Schools and educational programs—whether they are colleges or universities, public school districts, private schools, or study abroad programs—need to have protocols in place to make sure that every person they hire is safe and trustworthy. Students deserve a safe environment in which they can learn and grow, and educators deserve the same working environment as they shape young minds. At, we are proud to offer high-quality background screening resources to numerous educational organizations. 

Winneconne Community School District is a K-12 public school district located in Winneconne, Wisconsin. The district is relatively compact, consisting of three school buildings. Those schools—Winneconne Elementary School, Winneconne Middle School, and Winneconne High School—serve approximately 1,700 students and their families. The district conducts background checks on all its teachers, coaches, volunteers, and personnel before allowing them to have any contact or interactions with children. For years, the Winneconne Community School District has been working with for its background screening needs. 

The Oxford International Education Group works with schools, colleges, and universities to offer educational travel opportunities. Based in London, the company primarily serves educational institutions throughout the United Kingdom. The company also offers English language courses for international students and adults. Since it offers some of these language courses in the United States, Oxford International needed an on-the-ground background check provider in the U.S. that could reliably vet instructors for criminal histories and sex offender status. The company chose

South Texas College of Law Houston is a private law school based in Houston that dates to the early 1920s. Today, the college enrolls nearly 1,000 students, known for a diverse student body consisting of more than 50 percent minority students. The college requires background checks for all its employees to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all students and staff. For the past eight years, South Texas College of Law Houston has trusted for a range of employee background search needs. 

What They Love 

Our education clients appreciate the quality and depth of our background checks and the speed and reliability of our customer service. Julie Abler, an administrative assistant with Winneconne Community School District, says that the district has used information discovered through our background checks as grounds for rejecting job candidates who might have posed a risk to students. Alfred Lopez of Oxford International praises for maintaining an interface that he says is “very easy” to navigate and use. 

Trust for Your School Background Checks 

In an educational environment, background checks fulfill the crucial purpose of helping to protect students from people who might seek to harm them. Sex offenders and violent criminals can shatter the central commitment that schools and educational institutions make to students, families, and communities: to provide a safe, stable, and supportive environment. At, our employment screening services can help your institution to establish and defend that environment. Contact us today to get started.

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