Thursday, January 05, 2006

Criminal Records and Schools

MGL Chapter 71, section 38R allows school systems access to criminal record information for anyone working or volunteering in the school who may have contact with children. Today's Georgetown Record reports that the Beverly school system is expanding its CORI checks to include volunteers. The article reports, "from now on, any adult volunteers - including field trip chaperones and preschool volunteers - are required to undergo CORI checks." According to the school superintendent, the expanding criminal record checks will include volunteers who are never left unsupervised with the children.