Bill boosts background check on Del. school workers

    Newly hired public school employees in Delaware would have to undergo a background check before they could work near students, under a bill now pending before state lawmakers.


    The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., reports that the bill arose in response to concerns that a teacher or other employee could be hired and working near students when their criminal history would prohibit it.

    Rep. Brad Bennett, D-Dover South, worked with fellow legislators, education leaders and law enforcement to design the bill.

    HB 292 has been assigned to the House Education Committee.

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