Dallas ISD Gets Poor Marks For Background Checks
DALLAS, Texas (AP) — The Texas Education Agency has found violations in the Dallas Independent School District's background check process, and recommends appointing a monitor to ensure procedures are followed.
The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1E3JEfK ) reports that the agency's Special Investigations Unit discovered that 60 current district employees had not been fingerprinted, including 30 police officers and three security personnel.
According to a report released Thursday, the agency also found that 120 current employees were fingerprinted in a manner that does not allow the agency to review their criminal records.
The investigation also found that Superintendent Mike Miles had submitted two statements in 2013 that said the district was in compliance with fingerprinting and criminal background check requirements, despite an internal audit that said otherwise. The second statement was dated after the audit.