FBI Background checks for Teachers, School employees and day care providers
posted at 2/5/2013 7:45 AM EST
Starting in Sept. 2013..teachers, school employees, day care providers, bus drivers, etc. will be required to submit their fingerprints for an FBI criminal background check.
I have mixed feelings about this. Although I am all for the safety of our children...there seems something rather intrusive with involving the FBI..
What does it say about our society where we welcome FBI background checks for teachers and daycare providers...but we resist them for people who want to purchase high powered weapons?
In addition, there is the cost. To run someone's fingerprints through an FBI background check costs $18.00. Not a whole lot individually..but this amount adds up when you start considering that a school district may have hundreds or thousands or employees.