Rogers Board Denies Woman's Work Appeal
Posted: September 13, 2013 at 5 a.m.
An appeal Tuesday night ended in tears for a woman who asked the Rogers School Board to look at the expungement of her felony record and not just the record.
At A Glance
According to the law the State Board of Education will find any non-licensed staff applicant ineligible for employment if they have an expunged or pardoned conviction for physical or sexual abuse or any other listed offense. Listed offenses include felony terroristic threatening, battery, aggravated assault, sexual offenses, endangering the welfare of a minor and felony drug convictions.
A person who has a criminal background check come back as ineligible for employment at a school district can request a waiver. The circumstances of the incident, the person’s age, length of time since the incident, work history, employment references, character references or any other evidence demonstrating that the person does not pose a threat to health or safety of children or school personnel can be considered as part of the waiver.
Source: Staff Report
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