After researching policies of other school districts around the country, I would like to alter my statement in the prior post with regard to the fingerprinting of non-instructional vendors (companies doing business with the Bossier School Board). In the post, I stated that I believed fingerprinting employees of contract vendors would be unwieldy and virtually impossible.
But I have since learned that such fingerprinting and criminal background checks of non-instructional vendors is a matter of policy in many school districts around the country. Just a few are HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.
In most of these districts, the additional cost for such background checks is nominal and is borne by the vendor.
This is certainly something that the Bossier School Board could study in moving toward implementing a policy which deals with criminal background checks of non-instructional outside contracted companies and vendors.