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Background checks for Idaho educators unreliable

In a report by Ben Botkin of the Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), found that the state's system for completing background checks on teachers fails to give school districts a full picture of the applicant's background. The problem came to light after a Times-News investigation found that a teacher charged with sex crimes had a prior record of misdemeanors that school officials were unaware of, despite the state background check.

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