Teachers, workers at child-care centers, and school bus drivers are among those who will soon be required to submit fingerprints for criminal background checks under a new state law. Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill this week, saying that it closes a loophole in state law and will help protect children. Under the new law, the fingerprints will be submitted to the State Police for a state criminal history check and be forwarded to the FBI for a national background check. All newly hired teachers, bus drivers, and others working at schools will be required to undergo the background checks before the start of the next school year.
New Mass. law requires fingerprinting teachers
| Associated Press January 12, 2013
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