More Schools Requiring Volunteer Background Checks

Posted by Kristina Taylor
March 5, 2010

More Schools Requiring Volunteer Background Checks

If you’ve been following our recent tweets, you’ll notice that we’ve been talking a lot about schools instituting regular background checks on all volunteers.

For many parents, it may come as a shock that there are schools that don’t background screen any person who has access to their child(ren).  After all, school is supposed to be a “safe” place for kids to go.  But there are many schools that deem such actions as “too costly” to undertake.

If you’re a mom or dad, take a moment and find out if your school conducts any sort of background checks on volunteers.  And if you find out the answer is “no”, ask yourself if you feel 100% secure in the knowledge that any person (i.e., a sexual offender, a person with a criminal history) can be in a position to work with your youngster.