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School system may upgrade security in hiring

January 29, 2007

Thomasville-- Right now the Thomas County school system runs a police background check, and federal fingerprinting on employees.  It takes months to get the results on the fingerprinting, and sometimes their employees start work before the results are back.

Now they're looking into buying their own equipment. The school resource officers would do the fingerprinting.  "Well it will give us immediate feedback from the background checks, in our office instead of having to wait through the mail, we can get it immediately through the computer system," says superintendant Dr. Larry Green.

The idea for the upgrade came when questions were raised about the school system's hiring practices after a teacher's aide was arrested for having inappropriate contact with a student.