March 5, 2023
As parents, we entrust our children’s safety and education to the staff and teachers at their schools. We trust that the people who teach and interact with our children on a daily basis are professionals who have undergone a thorough background check. Unfortunately, recent events have shown that not all schools are as diligent in their screening process as they should be, and this can have dire consequences.
This is where Wolfe comes in. As the industry-leader in comprehensive background checks, Wolfe helps schools ensure that their staff, teachers, and volunteers are qualified and safe to work with children. Their background checks cover all facets of background checking areas, including criminal records, education verification, and employment history.
The importance of thorough background checks cannot be overstated. Take, for example, the recent case of a teacher in Georgia who was found to have a criminal history of drug offenses, yet was still able to obtain a teaching position. This teacher was later found to have been abusing drugs while working with children, and was arrested for possession of drugs on school property. This case highlights the consequences of failing to provide safe and professional staff in your school.
The implications of improper background checks are not limited to teachers alone. Volunteers who work with children, such as coaches or chaperones, must also undergo a thorough screening process. In one case, a volunteer coach in Utah was found to have a history of sexual abuse, and had been banned from coaching in another state. However, he was still able to volunteer with children in Utah because of a lack of proper background checks.
The bottom line is that schools must prioritize the safety and well-being of their students by ensuring that all staff and volunteers undergo a comprehensive background check. As a company dedicated to helping organizations maintain safe and secure work environments, Wolfe understands the importance of proper background checks and is committed to helping schools protect their students.
In conclusion, every school system needs to have a thorough background check on their staff, teachers, and volunteers. The consequences of failing to do so can be devastating, and the safety and well-being of our children should always be a top priority. Trust in Wolfe to help your school maintain a safe and professional environment for your students.
Wolfe offers hiring and retention services to our clients that includes PBSA and FCRA-compliant background screening, DOT and non-DOT drug testing, online document storage and management, and integration opportunities. With our 37 years of experience, our attentive customer service and multidisciplinary software allows your business to hire and retain the best employees with confidence while taking guesswork and stress out of employee retention. For more information, visit www.wolfeinc.com.