Educators Beware….Be Good!

Jason Morris

teacher-doris-dayOhio schools stepping up the background check process.  If I am not mistaking this is the first state in the country to try a program like this.  Kudos to Ohio Schools for protecting themselves against…….themselves!

Schools Told of Teacher Arrests

System scours daily offenders for educators

Educators don’t need to alert their school districts when they get arrested. The districts already know.

A new computer system links a list of licensed educators — teachers, coaches, counselors, nurses, aides and tutors — to a statewide list of arrests each night. It then sends automatic notifications to the Ohio Department of Education.

A worker at the department then e-mails the districts where the arrested educators work to let school officials know they should follow up with law-enforcement authorities.

Since the system began operating in mid-August, the department has received 36 arrest reports for educators in 33 school districts. Most arrests were for infractions such as traffic offenses or driving under the influence, said Jim Miller, who oversees licensure and educator discipline for the Education Department.

The most serious arrest that Miller could recall was for domestic violence.

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Jason Morris

President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
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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