"Feature Story" piece on legislation passed three years ago requiring school emp
"Feature Story" piece on legislation passed three years ago requiring school employees to submit to fingerprinting and a criminal background check. If the law is not repealed before July 1, some teachers, including Suzanne Malis-Anderson of Brewer Middle School, a recent runner-up for teacher of the year, might lose their jobs. Originally, there was a backlash because the Legislature provided no funding for the law and school employees were told they'd each have to pay $49 for the background check out of their own pockets. But Malis-Anderson and other teachers, outraged at what they consider to be a violation of their privacy and civil rights, are refusing to comply with the law. Now, Rep. Joanne Twomey, D-Biddeford, has proposed a bill that would repeal the fingerprinting law and the Legislative Council will decide on Jan. 31 whether to allow Twomey's bill to be introduced.
Employee screening, School employees
Curl, Aimee L., ""Feature Story" piece on legislation passed three years ago requiring school emp" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4094.
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