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Our Own Christopher Coomer… On The Move!

Congratulations to our own Christopher Coomer who has been recently submitted as one of the Orlando Business Journal's People on the Move. Christopher's new position with Sentinel Background Checks is Business Development and Sales To view Christopher's recongnition,  click here:  http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/potmsearch/reprint/submission/4476471?ana=e_potm_thx&ana=e_notification_potm

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House Adds Fingerprints to Senate’s K-12 Background Check Bill

fingerprintsA House committee amended a bill approved by the Senate requiring more than 60,000 public school district employees in direct contact with students to undergo fingerprint and criminal background checks every five years.

The Senate prefers educators and support staff pay the $50 fee, while the House Education Committee voted  to give local school boards the option of picking up the tab.

In addition, the Senate version mandates Kansas’ one-half dozen “innovative” school districts, which don’t have to abide by state laws and regulations, pay the fee rather than teachers. The House panel concluded Thursday all 35,000 certified educators and 27,000 nonlicensed employees working in districts statewide should be treated the same.

“I think it’s a good bill,” said Rep. Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican on the House committee. “It certainly shores up the employee factor.”

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