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Posted August 13, 2015

Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) Update
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division recently enhanced its fingerprint portal. Districts will now be able to view and download relevant criminal record checks. 

All districts are required to complete a training webinar before they will be granted access to the system. At least two staff members (including one designated account administrator) from each school district should participate.

Most districts have completed the required training, but one more webinar is scheduled: 

New Listserv for Teachers in Missouri Public Schools

The Department has created a listserv for public school teachers. By signing up, you will receive emails about new policies, certification information, Department initiatives and news affecting education in the state.

New Law Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Number Posters
A new law will go into effect on Aug. 28 that will require every public and charter school to post a sign containing the toll-free child abuse and neglect hotline number and an acronym to help children remember the number. The Children’s Division has created signs for schools to utilize, which are available on their website

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