WASHINGTON – An audit of the Maryland State Department of Education uncovered flaws in how the agency carries out criminal background checks on people who work at child care facilities.
The audit, conducted by the state’s Department of Legislative Services, examines records from 2011 through 2014.
It claims the Education Department does not have an adequate process in place to ensure that background checks, required by state law, are obtained for all child care workers.
Out of nine employees examined in the audit, there was no record that a background check had been performed on two of them.
In another case, records showed an employee’s background check had been received and reviewed, but there was no documentation to substantiate that.