Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Mindy Salmans


This is the second of a three part series of articles discussing background checks and fingerprinting in the K-12 public schools. The first article discussed background checks with the inclusion of fingerprinting—the benefits and limitations as well as the policies of 50 states and the District of Columbia. This article discusses effects of educator misconduct, complaints and accusations, consequences for abusers, state disciplinary action, cause for sanctions, and access to actions.