Effective January 1, 2012, a new law ( Education Code Section
49475) requires that students and parents/legal guardians sign a
Concussion Head Injury Information Sheet before a student may
try-out, practice, or compete in any District-sponsored
extracurricular athletic program, including interscholastic,
intramural, or other sports programs (including cheer/dance teams
and marching band), but excluding physical education courses for
credit. This law applies to high school, middle school, and
elementary school athletic programs.
Download attached Concussion Alert for more information.
Statute requires that effective July 9, 2010, non-certificated
individuals, prior to starting a paid or non-paid position
working with pupils in a student activity program sponsored by a
school district or county office of education must obtain
fingerprint clearance through a criminal background check
completed by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). One option to complete
this clearance is to obtain an Activity Supervisor Clearance
Certificate (ASCC) from the Commission.
A pupil activity program is one sponsored by a school district
including, but not limited to, scholastic programs,
interscholastic programs, and extracurricular activities
sponsored by a school district or school booster club, including,
but not limited to, cheer team, drill team, dance team, and
The ASCC is not limited to one employing agency but may be used
in all California public school districts.
Note: The ASCC may not apply to every volunteer at a school site.
There are specific exemptions for volunteer supervisors for
breakfast, lunch, or nutritional periods and non-teaching
volunteer aides, such as a parent volunteering in a classroom or
on a field trip, or a community member providing
non-instructional services. Questions regarding the need for this
type of criminal background check should be addressed to the
local employing agency.
To complete an application for an Activity Supervisor Clearance
Certificate, click on the following link: www.ctc.ca.gov