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Schools might do background checks on volunteers

September 05, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Washington County Public Schools officials said Tuesday that a policy that would require criminal background checks for some school volunteers is a proactive decision.

The first reading of that policy was adopted by the Board of Education, 6-0. Board Member Paul W. Bailey was at the afternoon meeting, but he was not present for the vote.

The school system's chief legal counsel, Anthony Trotta, said the policy is a "preventive approach for certain types of volunteers."

The volunteers that would be required to submit to a criminal background check were not defined in the proposed policy.

Board Member Ruth Anne Callaham said the board was looking for public input before making some of those decisions.

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