WFMY News 2 -- Allegations of a school employee having a relationship with a student in Montgomery County probably has parent asking what can schools do to protect their children?
Today WFMY News 2 called school districts across the Triad and asked them what's in place to prevent something like that from happening?
Here are the responses:
ALAMANCE COUNTY/BURLINGTON SCHOOLS: News 2 called and left a message and have not heard back.
ASHEBORO CITY SCHOOLS: The district runs background checks on all employees and discusses rules during the process.
DAVIDSON COUNTY SCHOOLS: The district said each year when we renew in contracts, we check to see if anyone has any arrests. It is not done one time at fire. The district says it is also done when it is time to renew a contract called--each year when we renew in contracts, we check to see if anyone has any arrests.. it is not done one time at hire, it is done when it is time to renew the contract. The district told News 2 that it tracks criminal records and investigates anything reported. Davidson County Schools does not have a program in place where the district talks to employees and students about relationships. The district said they hold employees at a higher standard
GUILFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS: The district runs background checks on all employees and has an automatic system that runs through the court system. That system is a computer program that sends a report if anyone has been arrested every night on any employee.
LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS: The district says it conducts extensive background checks on all employees and it monitors local and regional arrests. In addition, the district said it monitors social media of employees.
RANDOLPH COUNTY SCHOOLS: The district told News 2 it conducts criminal background checks, extends reference checks and talks to school leaders.
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS: News 2 called multiple times, but has not heard back from this district.
STOKES COUNTY SCHOOLS: The district said it interviews extensively and checks at least three references. It also told News 2 that it does criminal background checks before hire. The district reports it has a discussion with school board members, superintendent, assistant superintendent and human resources before renewing an employee.
SURRY COUNTY SCHOOL: The district told News 2 it does background checks before hiring. It also has thumb prints of all school system employee. The district also says it does random drug tests.
THOMASVILLE CITY SCHOOLS: News 2 called and left a message. The district has not called back.
WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS: The district said it does background checks on each new hire and continues to educate the staff on rules.