After months of delays, Massachusetts school districts have started fingerprinting teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and other employees, and forwarding the information to the FBI for national background checks.
The effort officially began this month in a handful of districts, with all school systems to follow in the coming weeks. Massachusetts is the last state to fingerprint school employees to more fully search for past criminal activity, state officials said.
Read more in a Boston Globe article on the subject.
Ed. Note: On behalf of the BTU, the AFTMA has filed legislation that would shift the burden of payment to the district. Current law allows that fee be subject to negotiations.