BACKGROUND CHECKS AND WHY THEY MATTER
So, what is a background check? There are many kinds of background checks carried out for various reasons. The specific type discussed in this article is an employment background check — employment can be paid or volunteer — and is the compiling of public records associated with a person’s criminal or civil history.
As an educator, administrator or employee of a school district, you more than likely were subject to a background check. It may have been a fingerprint or name-based check. But it’s important to understand that not all background checks are the same. Due to different regulations, policies or budget concerns, your school district may not be performing the most reliable screen. Why does this matter to you? You are responsible for the safety of students and others.