The nation has been rocked by headline after headline about teachers having unethical, immoral relationships with students, about students acting in unbelievable manners and of gang activity turning campuses into prisons. As a school administrator, it is your job to ensure that any teacher or other employee brought into the school not constitute a threat to your students or others on the campus. How are you supposed to ensure that those entering your campus pose no threat to anyone?
Obviously, simply perusing a teacher’s or faculty member’s resume or CV can give you a good idea of their personality, as well as their work history, education and many other facets of their lives. However, it does nothing to assure you they do not have a criminal history. Criminal background checks can help you do just that, though. How do you use these tools? Once, you had to rely on the teacher or other school employee to conduct their own criminal background check. They were sent to the local law enforcement office, where they obtained a copy of their report and then returned with it. However, this was always a cause for concern, as these records could be forged or erroneous.
Today, this is not a concern, as you can conduct a criminal background check on your own, taking the applicant or teacher out of the equation completely. Through information aggregates online, you can gain access to anyone’s criminal background information and ensure that they do not pose any form of threat to your school. These websites offer you innovative, modern tools to help during the hiring process, and can help you ensure that your students remain safe and sound while in your care.
A criminal background check conducted through such a website will yield tremendous results. For instance, you will be able to view charges placed in other states outside the one in which your school is located. This is of obvious importance, as many law enforcement offices only check the person’s history within the state of residence. Obviously, this can leave serious gaps in your information and can lead to a greater chance of hiring a teacher or faculty member with detrimental criminal charges in their past, or a proven penchant for criminal or illicit activity. Of course, these websites also offer you access to the person’s employment history, education history and many other aspects to help you make the best decision.