School districts in Ohio are among the first to use a new electronic system that could drastically reduce the amount of time they have to wait for background checks on prospective employees.

Called WebCheck, the process takes a system that now requires up to a month and reduces the wait to 48 hours. That could prevent people with criminal backgrounds from ever setting foot in a setting with children, said Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery. "Imagine the heartaches that can be avoided by keeping those criminals out of schools," she said.

WebCheck is a program that uses the


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