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校务委员会考虑更严格的教师背景调查

佛罗里达州的杜瓦尔县学校董事会正在审查其招聘程序,原因是学区教师因猥亵学生而被捕的两起单独事件。去年,Southside Middle School 老师 Robert Luke 被控性侵一名 15 岁学生。最近,Windy Hill 小学的老师 Christopher Bacca 因性骚扰一名 12 岁以下的学生而被捕。Bacca 目前面临多项性骚扰指控,而 Luke 尚未因指控被判刑。两位老师最初都通过了学区的背景调查,尽管他们之前都曾因涉嫌与儿童发生不当行为而受到调查而没有受到指控。

Duval 学区的人力资源总监 Sonita Young 就改变学区内的招聘做法提出了几项建议。其中包括更好的机构间沟通、培训要求审查以及加强背景调查过程的行动。校董会成员 Becki Couch 同意,应该为学区员工制定“非常严格的政策”,并且“整个学区”都是一样的。尽管学校董事会成员不确定新规则的影响是什么,但希望更严格的规定能够更多地保护学区内的儿童。

在对 Bacca 涉嫌不当行为进行首次调查后,Windy Hill Elementary 学生的家长想知道为什么学校允许 Bacca 在那里任教。家长伊丽莎莫拉莱斯很担心,因为她的儿子们参加了巴卡领导的夏令营项目。学校官员表示,他们正在审查治安官办公室和儿童与家庭部如何与学区沟通。他们还将与为学区提供代课教师的承包商一起审查政策。学校董事会也在考虑将教师因不当行为带出课堂,即使他们没有被指控犯罪。莫拉莱斯很高兴学校官员正在采取措施解决这些问题。她说,“作为父母,我们必须自己做背景调查”,“这件事让她大开眼界。”

当涉及到学生的安全, 应采取一切预防措施以确保他们的最大利益得到满足。应该期待最高标准的筛选。如果您的企业雇用可以接触儿童的个人,您需要将执行全面的背景调查作为日常招聘政策的一部分。通过访问全国无数的犯罪数据库,他们有许多可用的选择,其中一些可以立即获得结果。他们的 US OneSEARCH 为您提供来自县、惩教部 (DOC)、法院管理 (AOC) 和州性犯罪者登记处的 4.3 亿多犯罪记录的即时信息,覆盖 49 个州和华盛顿特区,波多黎各和关岛。还包括国家和国际恐怖主义来源、超过 1100 万张照片,以及他们以前完成的报告的专有数据库。或者试试他们的持续的犯罪监控工具,它允许您根据姓名和出生日期自动运行连续的背景调查。您将通过电子邮件收到有关他们记录中可能出现的任何新信息的通知。他们将运行该名称一年,并在需要更新监控时提醒您,而且您可以随时将该名称从监控中删除。

The Duval County school board in Florida is reviewing its hiring procedures due to two separate incidents of school district teachers arrested for molesting students. Last year, Southside Middle School teacher Robert Luke was charged with sexual battery of a 15-year-old student. More recently, Christopher Bacca, a teacher at Windy Hill Elementary School was arrested for the sexual molestation of a student under 12. Bacca is currently facing several charges of molestation, while Luke has yet to be sentenced for his charges. Both teachers initially passed background checks with the school district, even though they each had been investigated previously due to allegations of misconduct with children without being charged.

The human resources director of Duval school district, Sonita Young, had several recommendations for changing hiring practices within the district. Those included better inter-agency communications, review of training requirements, and actions to strengthen the background check process. School board member Becki Couch agrees that there should be “very tight policies in place” for district employees, and that they are the same “throughout the district.” Although school board members are unsure what the impact of the new rules will be, the hope is that the tighter regulations will do more to protect children within the district.

Parents of students from Windy Hill Elementary are wondering why the school allowed Bacca to teach there, after the first investigation into his alleged misconduct. Parent Eliza Morales is concerned because her sons went to a camp program Bacca was leading. Officials from the school said they are reviewing how the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Children and Families communicate with the district. They will also review policies with the contractor that provides substitute teachers to the school district. The school board is also considering taking teachers out of the classroom for misconduct, even if they are not charged with a crime. Morales is glad school officials are taking steps to address the problems. She said, “As parents, we have to do our own background checks,” and the “incident [has opened her] eyes.”

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