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Old 11-30-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: GOVERNMENT of TRAITORS & NAZIS
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Every School should be doing background checks on all volunteers...
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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As an FYI, I applied for a crosswalk guard position and they will require the criminal background check for that. I was like, ok, I don't need one to be inside the school with the kids, but I need one to help them cross the street?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Every School should be doing background checks on all volunteers...
That is what I thought, but obviously not, at least here in Arizona.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Our district requires criminal background checks for all campuses before you can step foot in the door. You submit your information via computer and receive email verification of approval. It must be renewed each year.

As a second layer of safety, anyone entering the school building and wanting to go past the front office must have their license run through a tracking system and receive a name tag with photo on it as previously mentioned by another poster. This is in addition to being a volunteer. Once your license has been scanned you don't have to provide it again, however each time they print up a name tag is runs a quick check. It is similar to the check acceptance programs of years past...chectronic type places.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Our school district uses software called "Raptor" to scan the drivers license, take a photo, and do a quick background check of all visitors and volunteers.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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We have lived in 4 states now and Arizona is the only state that has not required the fingerprinting and background checks. What is your opinion?
How long have you been in AZ? I think you will find that AZ is a state that is pretty loosey goosey (for want of a better term) about a LOT of things. There are things that are strictly regulated in CA, as an example, that AZ could care less about.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Every School should be doing background checks on all volunteers...
I never really thought about it, but I'm wondering why our schools don't. The doors are locked, you have to be buzzed in and get a visitor sticker, but no background checks for volunteers.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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How long have you been in AZ? I think you will find that AZ is a state that is pretty loosey goosey (for want of a better term) about a LOT of things. There are things that are strictly regulated in CA, as an example, that AZ could care less about.
We moved here June of this year from Oregon. So I haven't had much time to experience life here, but the lack of a background check at my daughters school really surprised me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I live in south TX and you have to do a background check form every year. They don't fingerprint, though. Everyday you do in you have to check in with your driver's license and get a name tag, even if they know you well, and then you have to check out when you leave.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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Every school should do background checks on all volunteers.

Those that have things on their records, will most likely stay away from school volunteering if it's a known fact that background checks will be done.
That said, I've met some really weird/mental moms, PTA members, which in my opinion, should not be working with kids at all, especially not be volunteering in the school 24/7. Just because someone does not have anything on his/her record yet, does not mean that person is ok to be around kids.
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