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HPS considers criminal background checks for prospective employees


The Havre school board has approved the preliminary version of a policy requiring fingerprinting and criminal background checks on all new employees of Havre Public Schools.

The board voted to approve the draft of the policy after HPS personnel and special services director Karla Wohlwend presented a summary to the board during Tuesday night's school board meeting.

"We suggest that all employee groups be subjected to fingerprint and background checks," Wohlwend told the board.

The policy states: "Unless exempted by the waivers stated in this policy, newly employed personnel in all employee...

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