Jessica Lunsford Act

Fingerprints and background checks

A law that is supposed to make your child safer at school goes into effect in two weeks, and it will cost a bundle.

The Jessica Lunsford Act says anyone who comes on school property and contracts with the school must be fingerprinted.

Jessica Lunsford was allegedly killed by a sex offender who did work at her school.

As of Sept. 1, anyone who comes on school property from salespeople to construction workers must go through a background check.

Each background checks costs anywhere from $65 to $80.