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Background checks & FBI screening for every school worker

A 2010 GAO report examined 15 cases where individuals with histories of sexual misconduct were hired or retained as teachers, support staff, and volunteers. The GAO report found that states don't consistently perform pre-employment background checks, and when they do, they are not always fingerprinted or connected to the national criminal database.

We have worked to ensure that every school employee--from the cafeteria workers, to the administrators, to the janitors--that everyone is subject to a complete background check that includes the FBI fingerprint identification system and the National Sex Offender Registry.

Today, we have an opportunity to finish the fight by sending this bill, the Protecting Students From Sexual and Violent Predators Act, to the Senate. H.R. 2083 will require states to ensure that each school employee is subject to a complete national criminal background check. This commonsense legislation will help ensure students are safe from sexual criminals.

Source: Congressional floor speech for 2018 Indiana Senatorial race , Oct 22, 2013

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