The fingerprint background checks would also apply to everyone seeking to adopt children or become foster parents.
The Associated Press is reporting Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is considering signing legislation that would require teachers, workers at child care centers, school bus drivers and others to submit fingerprints for criminal background checks. The fingerprint background checks would also apply to everyone seeking to adopt children or become foster parents, as the legislation is written. Fingerprints would be submitted to the Massachusetts State Police for a state criminal history check and forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check, reported the Associated Press. What do you think about this idea? Tell us in the comments.
A couple of parents, together with their children, decided to make signs and hang them on the front doors of each school in Natick to show their support for the teachers in the community.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- You may have seen photos on our Facebook page last night depicting signs in support of Natick's teachers. Patch has heard from the makers of those signs, who wish to remain anonymous, preferring instead to be known as "The Holiday Elves," and they've given us some insight as to why they made them and what they were hoping to accomplish with this gesture of appreciation. The following is from the parent whose idea it was to make the signs: I came up with the idea because I could not imagine what it must feel like for the teachers, administrators and staff to have to walk in to school today- setting aside their own emotions, anxieties, trauma to go and do their jobs, and to have to once again be on the front lines of …