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In Michigan, a Bill to Unseal Records on School Personnel

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Michigan’s House Speaker, Craig DeRoche, introduced a bill to force the state Department of Education to release the names of any school employees who have been convicted of crimes. A trial court blocked release of the names at the request of the Michigan Education Association after the The Detroit News reported that a review of state police data base revealed more than 4,600 criminal offenses, including 2,200 felonies, committed by school employees. (2/2/06)