(Information in the following story is from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com )
Pittsfield schools have signed up to be among the first in the state to take part in a fingerprinting process and national criminal database check for school employees.
A state law passed last year requires most school employees to be fingerprinted and go through more detailed criminal background checks. Potential school employees are checked to see if they have a criminal history in the state.