Williamsville Central School District

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Adoption Date: 7/7/2009
6000 - Personnel

6171 FINGERPRINTING OF SPORTS OFFICIALS

Project SAVE requires that all "prospective school district employees," as that term is defined in the law, be fingerprinted and receive clearance from the State Education Department to work in the District. Project SAVE further provides that certain individuals are not considered "prospective employees" who would need to be fingerprinted; e.g., those who are "grandfathered" because they provided services to the District in the previous school year, or, those who will provide services for no more than five days during the school year.

However, with respect to sports officials, the District has determined that it is too cumbersome to ascertain whether the "grandfather" provision indicated in the legislation applies to each individual sports official, prior to him/her providing services on-site. The District also cannot provide in-person supervision for sports officials when they are officiating sports contests, and, therefore, the "5-day rule" included in the legislation does not apply in our District.

It is the responsibility of this District to comply fully with the provisions of the Project SAVE legislation. The District will not hire any sports official who refuses to comply with this policy by being fingerprinted and receiving clearance.

Education Law Sections 305(30), 1604, 1709, 1804, 2503, 2554, 2854
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 87

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