Many Marin County organizations run background checks on and keep fingerprints of volunteers. Parents and others wanting to help in classrooms submit to checks; often at their own expense. Folks wanting to coach sports undergo similar checks, duplicating efforts and increase risk of sensitive data loss. Let's consider a county-run solution.
by Cameron Tinsler on May 11th, 2014, 12:13 pm PDT. This Ivia has been viewed 3,197 times. Last improved on June 25th, 2014, 6:04 pm PDT.
In Novato, parents wanting to volunteer in their child's classroom must undergo a background check and fingerprinting. The cost is roughly $35 and Novato Unified School District stores this data. Parents and others wanting to coach in Novato Youth Soccer League or Novato South Little League also undergo background checks and fingerprinting. This leaves multiple sets of sensitive data in the hands of many organizations, and it's fair to say that data protection is not their core competency.
For counties, on the other hand, handling sensitive data and public records is standard practice. Let's leverage county expertise and have schools, sports leagues, and non-profits perform identity checks, leaving the background check and fingerprinting process with the county.