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Atascadero USD |  BP  4127, 4227,4327  Personnel

Temporary Athletic Team Coaches   

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The Board of Trustees desires to employ highly qualified coaches for the district's sports and interscholastic athletic programs in order to enhance the knowledge, skills, motivation, and safety of student athletes.

(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education and Activity)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

The Superintendent or designee may employ a certificated or noncertificated employee, other than a substitute employee, to supervise or instruct interscholastic athletic activities as a temporary employee in a limited assignment capacity. (5 CCR 5590)

(cf. 4121 - Temporary/Substitute Personnel)

When hiring a person to fill a position as a temporary athletic team coach, the position shall first be made available to qualified certificated teachers currently employed by the district. (Education Code 44919)

All coaches shall be subject to Board policies, administrative regulations, and California Interscholastic Federation bylaws and codes of ethical conduct.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 5131.1 - Bus Conduct)

(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)

Noncertificated coaches have no authority to give grades to students. (5 CCR 5591)

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

Qualifications

The Superintendent or designee shall establish qualification criteria for all athletic coaches in accordance with law and district standards. These criteria shall ensure that coaches possess an appropriate level of competence, knowledge, and skill.

Any noncertificated employee or volunteer who works with students in a district-sponsored interscholastic athletic program shall, prior to beginning his/her duties, obtain a Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check through the district. (Education Code 49024)

An individual who possesses a current Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, issued prior to July 9, 2010, shall have satisfied district requirements for the criminal background check. (Education Code 49024)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 4112.5/4312.5 - Criminal Record Check)

(cf. 4112.62/4212.62/4312.62 - Maintenance of Criminal Offender Records)

(cf. 4212.5 - Criminal Record Check)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35179-35179.7 Interscholastic athletics

44010 Sex offense

44011 Controlled substance offense

44332-44332.5 Temporary certificates

44424 Conviction of a crime

44808 Liability when students are not on school property

44919 Classification of temporary employees

45125.01 Interagency agreements for criminal record information

45347 Instructional aides subject to requirements for classified staff

45349 Use of volunteers to supervise or instruct students

49024 Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate

49030-49034 Performance-enhancing substances

49406 Examination for tuberculosis

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

5531 Supervision of extracurricular activities

5590-5596 Duties of temporary athletic team coaches

COURT DECISIONS

CTA v. Rialto Unified School District, (1997) 14 Cal. 4th 627

San Jose Teachers Association, CTA, NEA v. Barozzi, (1991) 230 Cal.App.3d 1376

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Steroids and Students: What Boards Need to Know, Policy Brief, July 2005

A School Board Member's Guide to CIF and Interscholastic Sports, 1997

CALIFORNIA INTERSCHOLASTIC FEDERATION PUBLICATIONS

Pursuing Victory with Honor, 1999

California Interscholastic Federation Constitution and Bylaws

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

10-11 Information on Assembly Bill 346 Concerning the Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate (ASCC), July 20, 2010

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://ww.csba.org

California Athletic Trainers' Association: http://www.ca-at.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Interscholastic Federation: http://www.cifstate.org

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

National Athletic Trainers' Association: http://www.nata.org

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 2, 2010 Atascadero, California