Skip to comments.11 school staffers found with rap sheets. (Boston,Ma)
Posted on 05/10/2013 6:36:16 AM PDT by massmike
Boston Public Schools officials have no idea how many of their 9,000-plus employees may have criminal records a shocking revelation that has triggered a sweeping round of background checks that already has found nearly a dozen workers with rap sheets.
The school department has fired or placed on paid administrative leave 11 support staff employees, but officials refused to release their names, their positions, the schools where they worked and why they were flagged, citing their privacy rights. None was a full-time teacher, but the troubled staffers may include coaches, custodians, lunch monitors and paraprofessionals, officials said.
The 11 were recently flagged after a review panel began checking non-convictions, such as plea deals for violent crimes, drug offenses, breaking and entering, or misdemeanors.
Beyond the newly discovered bad actors, the school system also hasnt kept records of how many people with rap sheets have been approved for hire by a criminal record review panel in the past, Deputy Superintendent Joe Shea said. So far, the department has rescreened roughly 3,000 workers or about one-third of its staff.
However, the departments crackdown comes as the state has weakened the reporting requirements under the states Criminal Offender Record Information law, making it harder for employers to identify felons seeking jobs.
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Mike I applaud your convictions and bravery but how you can still be up there pal is beyond me, I would have checked myself into a loony bin by now
Believe me,if I had it to do over again,I wouldn’t be doing it in Massachusetts!
well I applaud you just being surrounded by all those nuts up there or the unions guys who are socially conservative but then have no problem with voting Dem because their union tells them too and sends them a bunch of lies through the mail
Much of the philosophy in making law today is ... "We need more laws to make more criminals."
I’m here too. I am where the work is and that’s it. Do I like it? No.
Gee...and these are the geniuses who want background checks for every gun buyer in the USA. Clean up your public school staffs first, and then give us your sage advice.
yea my wife left there and I got her to move south.
We looked at the US census and fond St Johns county in north east FL perfect for us, republicans outnumber Dems and non party, it has St Augustine, hardly any crime, people working, people speak English etc and we just got up and moved.
When I was there my blood pressure, etc were all up, came down here and now I;m back to being healthy.
If I never see that state in my life I would die happy, actually anywhere in the north east, I hated it with a passion
Yeah, I’d love to go south. Preferably some place I can have over 10 acres. Maybe when I retire.
Did that Big Poopie baseball player make any comment on the situation?
just got over an acre here but there is so much land for sale cheap, 9 acres for 70,000 is one I looked at but did not have enough money.