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School District Wants More Info On Poll Workers
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The Madison Metropolitan School District wants background checks on any poll workers in school buildings on election days.

City officials are looking into the time and cost required for background checks on more than 2,000 poll workers. City clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said they also need to settle on the criteria that would be needed to pass a background check.

Currently, poll workers take an oath and attend a training session. Never before has the school district asked for background checks.

Assistant Superintendent Erick Kass told the Wisconsin State Journal the district is trying to improve school safety based on a recent security assessment.

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