AB 346 (Conway)
Amends activity supervisor clearance rqmts, exempting non-school employees already checked by FBI & DOJ


Current Status: AB 346 passed on the Senate floor by a 28-0 vote and on the Assembly floor by a 77-0 vote. It was signed into law by the Governor on July 9, 2010. AB 346 makes changes to the statute enacted through AB 1025 in 2009.

AB 1025 required that a noncertificated candidate obtain an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing before assuming a paid or volunteer position to supervise, direct, or coach a pupil activity program sponsored by, or affiliated with, a school district. As written, this applied to after-school program staff working in school-based after school programs, even if already subject to a criminal background check.

AB 346 amended the requirements of AB 1025. This bill instead provides that the requirement to obtain a certificate does not apply to a candidate who is required by the school district to clear a Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check prior to beginning the paid or volunteer activities. The bill also provides that a parent volunteering in a classroom or on a field trip or a community member providing noninstructional services is a nonteaching volunteer aide exempt from these requirements.