INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
All Indiana teachers would have to undergo a criminal background check every
five years under a bill endorsed by an Indiana legislative committee.
approved unanimously Tuesday by the House Education Committee toughens
current requirements that teachers only face such checks when they are first
hired. The requirement would apply to all public, private and charter
schools in the state, with teachers possibly having to pay for the
sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeffrey Thompson of Lizton would also require
the Department of Child Services to notify schools of substantiated child
abuse or neglect by an employee or volunteer.
signed off last year on requiring checks of private school educators and
limits on confidentiality agreements.