NY Passes Fingerprint Bill Requiring Background Checks on School Employees

Security Magazine

The New York State Senate passed Senate Bill S3335, or the Fingerprint Bill, which requires all religious and private schools in New York to run fingerprints and a background check on potential employees. 

Nonpublic and private elementary and secondary schools would require their prospective employees to submit fingerprints through the commissioner of education for the purpose of criminal background checks. The bill also authorizes conditional appointment of employees by such schools pending determination of the criminal background check.