Child Molesters in Public Schools

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    GAO: Registered sex offenders find jobs at schools - USATODAY.com

    Surprising?
     
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    amazing...having been in a workplace where a newly released felon was hired....it can be very stressful..esp when the newly released felon part is not discovered until a couple of women are totally physically intimated. how much are background checks? i have seen a principal convicted of child molesting get a job at another school...and do it again. as the schools are telling parents and kids to be watch out and be cautious they should be more so...after all the wolves go where the sheep are.
     
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    I think the article said only 35 states require background checks. And there are loopholes with those. NJ now requires checks on VOLUNTEERS. That's been a bit controversial.
     
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    anyone working in a public school or with children should undergo a background check
     
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    Its a slippery slope. Fingerprinting and background checks can be expensive and some people simply don't want the hassle. I think parents and grandparent volunteers should be exempt. Schools and little leagues rely on parental involvement.
     
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    No. ALL volunteers should have a background check. I recall the expense being $10. They can pay it
     
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    Most abusers are parents and grandparents so this make no sense whatsoever.
     
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    My background check was 40 dollars 15 years ago.

    If you guys feel so strongly about grandparents reading in the Kindergarten class and parents working the Booster Club concession stands, perhaps you should contact your reps. I'm sure they'd love to see more legislation showing how much they care about kids.

    Personally, I'd rather have that former drunken driver helping out than not.
     
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    State of Oregon used to charge $35 back in 2002, the last year I could do it. And it was annual.

    $35 is not such a much for the volunteer. The amount of time and effort some of them put in is a lot more than that on a monthly basis.
     
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    Yes they should. It is required in my district, and my daughter's district. Even though I'm a teacher, I still needed a background check to help out at her school.

    All you do is take a form (that you get from the school) to the police station, give them your drivers license, and they run a check, sign parts of the form, and wala'-you're good to go.

    Oh, and it's FREE!
     

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