The following is the MCOA policy on Background Checks and Badges for Sports Officials.
PLEASE read as the process has changed
slightly. Online payment option is available.
Florida statute 1012.467 states...
(2)(a) A fingerprint-based criminal history check shall be performed on each noninstructional contractor who is permitted access to school grounds when students are present, whose performance of the contract with the school or school board is not anticipated to result in direct contact with students, and for whom any unanticipated contact would be infrequent and incidental. Criminal history checks shall be performed at least once every 5 years.
Each sports official is individually responsible for complying with the background check and badging requirement. To obtain a background check and/or badge, the official applies in person at the school district office in Viera. The cost for the background check is about $68.00 The cost for the state badge is $10.00.
All MCOA officials must comply with this requirement and have in there possession a current state badge while on school property. Failing to do so could result in a one year suspension. If your badge is lost, it MUST be reported to the sport commissioner immediately. Your current and future schedule of assignments will be withheld until a lost badge is replaced.Click the link below and follow the directions to find out more.
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Fingerprint AND Badge