Wednesday, March 5, 2008
What's Enough When Checking out Prospective Teachers?
Charter schools don't have to hire licensed teachers. Consequently, charter schools should take another step to conduct due dilligence on prospective teachers by checking the CDE database. Even though an individual doesn't have a license, there's a possibility the teacher candidate would still be in the database, especially if the candidate tried to get a teacher's license and was denied or if information was obtained from another source and included in the database. This extra step, in addition to conducting a background check through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, means the charter school has taken every precaution available to it.