Felons in the Schools

Under the law and as a common practice people who have been convicted of a crime and have paid for their wrongful action have a right to work with out being discriminated because of their criminal background.

However the level of discrimination is subject to what field the person wishes to work: for instance a convicted felon convicted of embezzling as a CFO or accountant for a company can be subject to discrimination if he/she applies for an accounting or CFO Job.

In the school districts we run into a problem…under the law if a convicted pedophile were to apply to be a janitor…well you can not discriminate based on his/her prior conviction since it may not be in the same background. What are we to do?

AB 30 addresses this issue and allows the “educational agency to refuse to employ or to terminate from employment an individual who has been convicted of a felony and who has not been pardoned for that felony, whether or not the circumstances of the felony substantially relate to the circumstances of the particular job.”

I think that Turner and Mason should have to explain why it would be okay for criminals to work closely with our children.

Representative Robert Turner
Rep.turner@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-0731 Capitol 212 North

Representative Cory Mason
Rep.Mason@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-0634 Capitol 8 North

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