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School Volunteers to be Checked for Sex Offenders

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education is set to vote on a new school guest and volunteer policy that would require visitors at Tuscaloosa City Schools to undergo a sex offender registry check.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports ( ) that the proposal up for a vote Tuesday would also require that some volunteers be subject to a full criminal background check before they can work with students.

   Mike Daria, assistant superintendent of general administration, said the policy is aimed at having a consistent manner in how people visit schools. He said the goal is to still be welcoming to visitors while also making sure that children are safe.

   The board is scheduled to vote on the policy at its 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting.

   Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,

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