Tag: Parents

More Schools Implement Stringent Background Checks for Volunteers

Years ago, being a volunteer at your child's school was a cut-and-dry proposition. You basically told the administration, teacher, PTO/PTA, district or school staff that you wanted to help out... and the doors were held open for you to come in. Today, it's much different. In fact, background checks of all volunteers is becoming more and more mainstream.

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USA Swimming Updates Background Checking Regulations

It's no secret that this year hasn't been the best for USA Swimming, as a scandal earlier this year brought to light serious sexual abuse that had been occurring between USA Swimming employees and volunteers and swimmers. As a result, updated Athlete Protection Policies were passed on Saturday at the U.S. Aquatic Sports Convention.

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Who Is Coaching the Kids?

With school back in swing, tons of kids are getting back to their sports of choice -- football, soccer, basketball, hockey. But who's coaching them? That's a question that every parent needs to seriously consider. It's also something that athletic programs need to think about.

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Who Pays for Background Checks?

It's an interesting question: Who pays for background checks? Is it the employer? The potential employee? The school? The school would-be volunteer? The nanny? The parents of the kids the nanny will be watching?

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