State lawmakers formed a committee to recommend a plan to protect Indiana’s children from sexual predators.
The Indiana Department of Education wants schools to background check all staff, including volunteers and coaches.
Indiana law only requires background checks at time of employment and only for fully licensed educators.
Lawmakers will convene this summer to study school sexual misconduct after a string of recent high-profile cases involving school staff.
A law professor determined the cases were conduced fairly and without bias after reviewing case files and interviewing other panelists.
Nearly 8 percent of inmates at the Marion County Jail reported being sexually abused by a jail staff member, according to a Department of Justice report.