Homer Central School District was included in the latest round of municipal audits from the state comptroller’s office. The report looked at criminal history background checks and found that district officials did not consistently comply with education law regarding the finger printing of employees.
The report found that district officials did not perform fingerprint-supported criminal history background checks on nine out of 157 employees tested.
It’s recommendations moving forward include discontinuing the allowance of employees to work with students until they get a fingerprint clearance, as well as periodic checks of employee files to ensure they’ve gone through a proper screening.
The comptroller says district officials have agreed with the recommendations and indicated they plan to take corrective action.