Criminals Need Not Apply for School Volunteer Jobs

Jason Morris

Criminals Need Not Apply for School Volunteer Jobs

By Ray Pitz

The Beaverton Valley Times, Aug 21, 2008

Everyone from school field trip chaperones to parents who read individually with students will soon have to pass a criminal background check if they want to volunteer at area schools.

On Monday, the Beaverton School Board approved a policy that would require conducting background checks on the district’s estimated 10,000 volunteers at 50 schools.

The policy will affect those who have direct contact with students.

Randy Kayfes, director of public safety and the lone sworn police officer working for the Beaverton School District, said the district plans to run the checks through the Oregon Law Enforcement Data System. That system, which requires having a police officer on staff to administer, is expected to be faster than a current system the district uses to run checks on its employees.

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A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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