Jefferson County Public Schools Considers Easing Restrictions for Ex-Felon Parent Volunteers is a pretty interesting article.
Here’s an excerpt:
In 2010-11, JCPS got about 22,000 volunteer applications. A majority of the 1,013 reject applications that school year were related to drug offenses, according to JCPS research. The average number of years between the conviction and the volunteer application was six.
One area where the school board may relax its policy is with drug and alcohol related offenses, which currently results in automatic rejections, Duncan says.
Makes sense to me…..