Bridgeport officials propose doing background checks on visitors entering public schools

Bridgeport city officials have proposed a plan to do background checks on all visitors entering public schools. Officials say the program, known as the Fast Pass System, would also require people to

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2014, 12:51 AM

Updated 3,543 days ago

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Bridgeport city officials have proposed a plan to do background checks on all visitors entering public schools.
Officials say the program, known as the Fast Pass System, would also require people to be issued photo IDs when they enter schools.
They say the idea is to keep sex offenders and other criminals off of school grounds.
However, some parents told News 12 that the security program would be too invasive and ultimately unworkable. Others support the plan and say the instant background checks would be more than justified.
City officials say if the Board of Education agrees, there is federal grant money they can use to fund the plan. They say in spite of opposition, they will try to implement a system that many other school districts have already.
Officials say the Board of Education must study the plan and vote on it before they can go ahead with it.


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