New Background Check Requirements Slow CCSD Hiring

New laws that are intended to keep child predators out of Nevada classrooms are taxing the Clark County School District’s human resources staff and extending the time it takes to make a job offer. According to the district’s top human service official, while the additional information does provide a fuller picture of an applicant’s history, it also means a longer review process that is putting a strain on the department. The laws were passed after a series of sexual misconduct cases within the district, of which 13 employees were arrested. A working group continues to develop a draft policy regarding appropriate teacher-student Internet communication.

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