More Schools Move to Background Check Parent Volunteers

Posted by Kristina Taylor
March 30, 2010

More Schools Move to Background Check Parent Volunteers

A report from Nashville, Tennessee’s NewsChannel5.com reveals what we’ve seen more and more often recently:  School districts that are mandating all parent volunteers go through background checking.

Although many parents don’t appreciate the idea of being forced to prove they are safe to work with kids, most are understanding of the process.  And why shouldn’t they?  Background screening of all parent volunteers is a good way to ensure the safety of children (not to mention other volunteers and school staff members.)

We’d like to know if your local school district(s) have adopted a policy of background checking parent volunteers?  If so, how was the policy received?

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