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Re: Criminal record
I have witnessed my school district not interview a person simply because of a DUI over 15 years ago. Their reasoning is the liability that could cause if an incident occurred again while that person is employed. Also, this school district wants all of its teachers to be effective in the classroom. If a student finds any evidence online of past mistakes, that teacher may lose their effectiveness and will give grounds for reassignment in the school.
Is it hard to get a band teacher job with a record? What about lesser crimes and misdemeanors? What if it was years in the past? And you have a outstanding resume.