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Mandatory Background Checks for GHSA Officials

Effective Augurst 1, 2015 all GHSA contest officials shall have a current year background check completed.
  1. It shall be the responsibility of each GHSA sanctioned contest officials association to ensure that background checks are completed for the current academic school calendar, and keep official records for each registered association member. The Association shall provide individual records when requested by the GHSA office.
  2. Local associations have the option of selecting a certified background service company of their choice, but the service must provide the information listed in the example of criminal offenses that would "red flag" the individual. The GHSA will provide a list of companies that provide the required service.
  3. Officials who have not completed a current year background check shall not be allowed to officiate any GHSA sanctioned event.
  4. Associations that violate any provision of this requirement shall be subject to a $250.00 fine per violation, and the possibility of losing their GHSA association sanction.

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