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TCAPS change regulations for child care employees

All licensed child care employees, including those at Traverse City Area Public Schools, are subjected to background checks and fingerprinting.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan school district has made some changes to its regulations when it comes to child care employees.

In order to comply with state and federal regulations, all licensed child care employees, including those at Traverse City Area Public Schools, are subjected to background checks and fingerprinting.

The district hosts summer camps at five different elementary schools for children ages 3 to 12.

These changes are for seasonal workers that just work the summer camp or full-time TCAPS employees.

"LARA, who is the state agency that enforces those regulations, has rolled what those requirements are. As a school system, we also have fingerprinting regulations and rules," said Jamie McCall , the TCAPS Associate Superintendent for Student Services. "So for employees that work with any age preschool child, they have to now have two sets of fingerprints. One that's required by the federal government and then one that's required because we're a public school system."

The TCAPS summer camps begin June 20 and registration is available online.

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