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Menifee lawmaker wants stricter scrutiny of teacher hiring practices


Last updated 4/12/2018 at 7:32pm

RIVERSIDE - An Inland Empire lawmaker’s bill seeking to require schools and school districts to disclose to prospective employers all instances of confirmed or alleged child abuse and sexual misconduct involving a teacher or administrator was reviewed for the first time in the Legislature.

Sen. Mike Morrell, R-Menifee, said he introduced Senate Bill 1456, the California Sexual Abuse-Free Education, or SAFE Act, to ensure that parents and guardians “have peace of mind that their children are safe no matter where they go to school.”

SB-1456 was slated to be heard by the Senate Educatio...

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