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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - A new law goes into effect this weekend with the goal of keeping our pre-schoolers safer.

Starting August 1, private pre-schools will not be allowed to put a teacher in a classroom with children until a criminal background check is done. That is already done in public schools.

In the past, the schools could put teachers to work right away, even before they got the background check results.
 
The new law will not affect people who already work in preschools, just new hires after August 1.

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