This week, following a 9-1 vote, the Kansas State Board of Eduction supported a policy change that would require more teachers to be fingerprinted. Any educators renewing their teacher’s license may now have their fingerprints checked against the Kansas criminal records database. It is estimated that the policy will apply to 35,000 teachers in the state.
While Kansas has required that applicants for new teaching licenses submit fingerprints since 2002, the law would extend the practice to those renewing their licenses. [Read more…]