More background checks sought for those working with kids

Tougher background checks sought

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Lawmakers in Harrisburg are getting behind a bill that would require tougher background checks for people hired to work with children.

The State House voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a measure that would require teachers and other professionals who work with kids to provide more information about previous employment.

The bill also prevents school districts from entering into confidentiality agreements with anyone regarding allegations of abuse.

The bill now goes to the state Senate.

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