Jelinek agrees change needed

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, March 2, 2006

By Staff
LANSING - Sen. Ron Jelinek, R-Three Oaks, agrees with changes to teacher background check legislation.
Jelinek testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of a bill that would require reasonable measures be undertaken to ensure the accuracy of conviction reports issued by the Michigan Department of Education.
House Bill 5675 specifies that certain records would only be exempt for 14 days after the date the record was received by a school district, intermediate school district, public school academy or nonpublic school.
After that period, the records concerning sexual or physical abuse, and any felony conviction would be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.