Report: Some N.J. school board members fail to comply with law requiring background checks

    A report from The Star-Ledger has revealed roughly one-third of New Jersey’s school board members have failed to comply with a law requiring background checks.

    The law requires all members to undergo a criminal background check.

    According to the report, the process has thus far disqualified 13 officials from district and charter school boards.

    The Star-Ledger says more than 1,500 board members out of 5,500 across New Jersey have not completed the criminal history review yet.

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