Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools’ Employees Dismissed Due to New Background Screening Policies

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Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools’ Employees Dismissed Due to New Background Screening Policies

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has reevaluated their background screening policies to address safety concerns that their previous guidelines allegedly missed. As a result of these updated rescreening policies, nearly 130 employees have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or have resigned. While CPS hasn’t notified IL’s Board of Education that the dismissals were related to abuse or neglect, it should be noted that schools do not have to tell the board the reason they are referring an educator for misconduct if the dismissal is not related to these two factors.

Cases like this demonstrate the importance of establishing detailed and compliant rescreening policies for your organization. A longtime employee that was hired prior to the establishment of a comprehensive background screening policy could have records you’re not aware of. Furthermore, conducting routine post-hire checks on employees will identify criminal records that occur after the pre-employment check. Choosing an NAPBS accredited Consumer Reporting Agency can ensure you get the information you need to protect your organization.

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https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-school-background-checks-20181119-story.html