Texas Requires Criminal Background Checks for Janitors
According to KWTX (CBS) reports, all public school janitors hired after Sept. 1 would have to submit their fingerprints for a national criminal background check. The bill, passed by the Texas Senate earlier this week, requires all public school workers, as well as contractors working on school grounds, be screened.
The bill also restricts school districts from hiring anyone convicted of a sex offense or other serious crime against children. Such offenders are also barred from working anywhere on school property.
The bill was passed in conjunction with "Jessica's Law," a bill that would allow the state to pursue the death penalty against sex offenders who repeatedly prey on children.
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