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Newly Elected School Board Member Calls Background Check Requirement a Blog Post

Newly Elected School Board Member Calls Background Check Requirement a "Conflict of Interest"

When an applicant, employee, or even a newly elected official refuses to submit to a background check, most would assume that they have something to h...

High School Grounds Worker Assault Case Proves that Threats are Still Finding a Way onto Campus Blog Post

High School Grounds Worker Assault Case Proves that Threats are Still Finding a Way onto Campus

One of the biggest trends in the background check industry over the past few years has been a campaign to make schools safer and more secure. In the w...

Virginia Legislators Consider Background Check Overhauls for Public and Private Colleges Blog Post

Virginia Legislators Consider Background Check Overhauls for Public and Private Colleges

Based on Virginia state laws, all college in the state, be they public or private institutions, are required to pass on a list to the Virginia State P...

Central Michigan University Removes Head Golf Coach After Education Background Check Blog Post

Central Michigan University Removes Head Golf Coach After Education Background Check

For years, Thomas Beidleman had it made as one of the most respected golf coaches in college sports. For 10 seasons, from 2001 to 2010, Beidleman serv...

Background Checks Required for OU College of Education Students Blog Post

Background Checks Required for OU College of Education Students

Last semester, OU student Christopher Flores was charged with lewd acts against a child during the field teaching required for his major. This inciden...

Intoxicated School Bus Driver Prompts Discussion of Background Check Protocols for Contractors Blog Post

Intoxicated School Bus Driver Prompts Discussion of Background Check Protocols for Contractors

With more and more schools entrusting tasks like bus driving, coaching, and cleaning to contractors, there is definitely a need to ensure that contrac...

Delaware State University Administrator Outed as a Felon Blog Post

Delaware State University Administrator Outed as a Felon

State legislators and other individuals serving as Trustees for Delaware State University were shocked to learn that Freddie A Asinor, the head of the...

School Volunteer Rates Decline in Pinellas County Blog Post

School Volunteer Rates Decline in Pinellas County

According to Michelle Roberge, volunteer coordinator for Pinellas County schools, volunteers are the “heart and soul” of a good school. They provide m...

College in Texas to Delay Implementation of New Background Check Law Blog Post

College in Texas to Delay Implementation of New Background Check Law

This spring, the Texas legislature passed a new law permitting state-funded colleges and universities to conduct criminal background checks on all stu...

OSU Creates Robust Background Check Requirements for Individuals Working with Minors Blog Post

OSU Creates Robust Background Check Requirements for Individuals Working with Minors

Ohio State University is joining the ranks of the many schools that have finally put into place official rules requiring background checks on all empl...

Duke Faculty Applicants May Have to Consent to Background Checks Blog Post

Duke Faculty Applicants May Have to Consent to Background Checks

Currently, only some Duke faculty members have to undergo background checks. Right now though, there are talks in which policy makers are deciding whe...

New Bill Could Give West Virginia Colleges the Power to Run Background Checks on Incoming Students Blog Post

New Bill Could Give West Virginia Colleges the Power to Run Background Checks on Incoming Students

With a few exceptions, background checks are generally thought of as pertaining to employment situations. However, growing reservations about educatio...

Teachers Unions Take Issue with New Bill That Fights Against Criminals and Sex Offenders in Schools Blog Post

Teachers Unions Take Issue with New Bill That Fights Against Criminals and Sex Offenders in Schools

Background checks grabbed national headlines this week, as Wall Street Journal columnist Campbell Brown revealed numerous instances where teachers uni...

Carnegie Mellon Proves That EEOC Reservations Concerning Social Media Background Checks Are Well-Founded Blog Post

Carnegie Mellon Proves That EEOC Reservations Concerning Social Media Background Checks Are Well-Founded

Could hiring managers be banned entirely from looking at the social media profiles of their potential employees? It’s certainly possible after a Novem...

What Took So Long for University Faculty Background Checks? Blog Post

What Took So Long for University Faculty Background Checks?

While it is a good thing that background checks for faculty members seem to have arrived, it is a good question to ask why they actually took as long ...

University President Admits Lack of Judgment in Hiring Felon Blog Post

University President Admits Lack of Judgment in Hiring Felon

Following the arrest of a former accountant, the President of the Mississippi University for Women, Dr. Jim Borsig, admits that an unreliable hiring p...

School Board Member Questions School District’s Background Check Policies and Urges Repeat Checks Blog Post

School Board Member Questions School District’s Background Check Policies and Urges Repeat Checks

School board member John Dutcher of the Johnston Community School District Board of Education isquestioning why the school district only conducts back...

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South Carolina’s Jasper County School District officials have recently revealed that not all employees have received background checks, a requirement ...

Background Check Now Required for All Employed at Penn State Blog Post

Background Check Now Required for All Employed at Penn State

A recently passed policy at Pennsylvania State University now requires all new hires and contract employees to complete a criminal background check be...

Lawsuits Filed Against Schools Due to Changes in Background Check Policy Blog Post

Lawsuits Filed Against Schools Due to Changes in Background Check Policy

The state of Pennsylvania have been sued by four teachers who are fighting to save their jobs after new laws have been put in place to protect childre...

Are Universities Doing Enough When it Comes to Background Checks Blog Post

Are Universities Doing Enough When it Comes to Background Checks

Ever since the Penn State and Syracuse scandals came to light, colleges and universities across the country have been asked if they are doing enough w...

School committees and boards tightening background check policies Blog Post

School committees and boards tightening background check policies

With the slate of recent negative news items featuring school officials and employees caught in or accused of criminal activitiy and offenses against ...

What Type of Background Checks Do Schools Do? Blog Post

What Type of Background Checks Do Schools Do?

All employers have a responsibility to ensure the safest work environment possible for their employees. Schools and school districts have the added ob...

School Board Considering Stricter Teacher Background Checks Blog Post

School Board Considering Stricter Teacher Background Checks

The Duval County school board in Florida is reviewing its hiring procedures due to two separate incidents of school district teachers arrested for mol...

Three University Professors Accused of Holding Phony Ph.D Degrees Blog Post

Three University Professors Accused of Holding Phony Ph.D Degrees

Three professors employed by the University of the District of Columbia are accused of holding Ph.D degrees obtained by a non-accredited online progra...

Drug Roundup at Elementary School Yields Criminal Janitor with No Background Check Blog Post

Drug Roundup at Elementary School Yields Criminal Janitor with No Background Check

Late last month January, Beaumont Independent School District in Texas performed a routine drug roundup in their schools. Though it is not unusual to ...

A PTO treasurer has been arrested for stealing $38,000 from an Augusta, SC school. She had not gone through a background check before taking the position Blog Post

A PTO treasurer has been arrested for stealing $38,000 from an Augusta, SC school. She had not gone through a background check before taking the position

It was recently discovered that an Augusta, SC PTO Treasurer has an extensive criminal record. Connie Boisclair had been sentenced 20 years ago to 33 ...

University of Alabama Hires Coach with DUI Twice Blog Post

University of Alabama Hires Coach with DUI Twice

The University of Alabama recently hired a head football coach with a DUI on their record. Garrick McGee, former offensive coordinator from the Univer...

Schools Across the Country Re-Evaluating Background Checks Blog Post

Schools Across the Country Re-Evaluating Background Checks

Since the Penn State coach scandal, there has been a rush nationwide to reform and re-evaluate the way schools are conducting background checks on all...

School Chaperone’s are Safe, Right? Blog Post

School Chaperone’s are Safe, Right?

If you think the chaperones that are going along with your children’s school trips are safe, you may be sorely mistaken. According to research, most s...

Potential Students May Need to Pass Criminal Background Check during UW Admissions Process Blog Post

Potential Students May Need to Pass Criminal Background Check during UW Admissions Process

After discovering that they had admitted Level II and Level III sex offenders, the University of Washington (UW) officials are now debating whether th...

Duke University Requiring Anyone Working with Minors to Complete a Background Check Blog Post

Duke University Requiring Anyone Working with Minors to Complete a Background Check

Effective September 1st of this year, officials at Duke University in North Carolina are requiring everyone on campus who works in programs or activit...

The Future of School Whitepaper

The Future of School

In mid-March, as COVID-19 began spreading in earnest in the United States and the economy ground to a screeching halt, one of the biggest casualties w...