"News & Issues" piece on the law that requires all school employees to be finger
"News & Issues" piece on the law that requires all school employees to be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background check. The state Department of Education will announce this week that a small number of teachers will be denied licenses because of prior criminal convictions. After processing data on about half of the teachers and school staff covered by the 1997 law, Department of Education spokesman Yellow Breen said the number might run into the dozens. Just under 5 percent of the 27,332 processed prints showed a criminal history, but most involved misdemeanors that will not affect licensing. The campaign has cost $1.3 million thus far.
Employee screening, School employees
Curl, Aimee L., ""News & Issues" piece on the law that requires all school employees to be finger" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4972.