How hard is it to become a volunteer these days? Not as easy as it used to be. For volunteering at schools and nonprofits, background checks are recommended in order to weed out criminals who would come in contact with children, the elderly, or the disabled. At the same time, background checks are expensive and…

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Background checks are shaping school staff and volunteers all across the country. Various news stories from the past month show that schools are revising their background check policies for volunteers, unlicensed teachers, and student athletes. For staff, revising policies has not affected numbers; the amounts of volunteers and unlicensed teachers are still sufficient. For athletes,…

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