The Boston Globe 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.
Superintendent Marie Galinski said currently anyone who works with children has to do a CORI check that is updated every three years, which does not include fingerprinting.
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.
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