Mandatory Background Checks for GHSA Officials
Effective Augurst 1, 2015 all GHSA contest officials shall have a current year background check completed.
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.
- 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
- Officials who have not completed a current year background check shall not be allowed to officiate any GHSA sanctioned event.
that violate any provision of this requirement shall be subject to a
$250.00 fine per violation, and the possibility of losing their GHSA