By Sam Drake
One of the most important people in our children’s lives, is their teacher. This is why we felt it was very important to discuss doing a teacher background check. When kids are involved you can never be overly cautious. Our nation’s educators need to be above reproach and have a squeaky clean background. The school districts should be doing these searches as part of the pre-employment screening process. And most of them will tell you that they do. But how can that be true with all of the criminal activity that is being exposed in our elementary and secondary schools? Whether your school does their own checks or not, as parents, we should do our own anyway. That is the only way that you can be absolutely sure that your children are in the hands of a professional.
Having a teacher background check done is critical for every parent. There are so many people in this world that will lie about their past and about their education that you have to take it into your own hands and check them out. Whether you are concerned about a teacher in a private school or public institution; whether it is with a day care program, nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school or high school, you must know who your child’s teacher is, what they’ve done and what their character is. It is only when you have done this kind of search and see that the teacher has a clean record will you be able to rest peacefully.
A teacher background check can reveal many different results such as:
o Current and previous address
o Email address
o Credit history
o Court records
o Much more
With there being over 245 million national criminal records and over 2 million of those have a photo attached, it is extremely beneficial to search for whatever information you can obtain on your child’s teacher.
There is nothing more important than our children. Whatever it takes to keep them safe, as parents and guardians, we have to ensure their happiness and safety. That is why it is so very important that no matter what else you do, you have to do a teacher background check.