School boards; employment of certain individuals; certain contracts.
Prohibits any school board from employing any individual who has been convicted of any felony or crime of moral turpitude, unless such individual (i) was previously employed in good standing by any school board, has been granted a simple pardon by the Governor, and, in the case of a felon, ...
...has had his civil rights restored by the Governor or (ii) is employed in good standing by the school board on July 1, 2018. The bill provides that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, in no case shall any school board employ any individual who has been convicted of a certain felony involving the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession with intent to sell, give, or distribute any controlled substance, imitation controlled substance, or marijuana on certain school property; any felony offense against a child; a certain act of violence or violent felony; or any offense for which registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required. The bill contains similar provisions for each contractor who seeks to be awarded a contract for the provision of services that require the contractor or his employees to have direct contact with students on school property during regular school hours or during school-sponsored activities.