Opportunities will be provided students from college and university-approved teacher training programs to do student teaching in the District. No individual who has been convicted of a criminal offense that would subject him or her to license suspension or revocation pursuant to Section 5/21B-80 of the School Code or who has been found to be the perpetrator of sexual or physical abuse of a minor under 18 years of age pursuant to proceedings under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is permitted to student teach.
Before permitting an individual to student teach or begin a required internship in the District, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that:
A 105 ILCS 5/21.9(g) Check shall include:
The School Code requires each individual student teaching or beginning a required internship to provide the District with written authorization for, and pay the costs of, his or her 105 ILCS 5/21.9(g) check (including any applicable vendor’s fees), Upon receipt of this authorization and payment, the Superintendent or designee will submit the student teacher’s name, sex, race, date of birth, social security number, fingerprint images, and other identifiers, as prescribed by the Department of State Police, to the Department of State Police. Superintendent or designee will provide each student teacher with a copy of his or her report.
The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for coordinating placements of all student teachers within the District. Student teachers will be assigned to supervising teachers who are tenured, or are 4th year non-tenured teachers and whose qualifications are acceptable to the student's college or university.
LEGAL REF.: Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, P.L. 109-248.
Uniform Conviction Information Act, 20 ILCS 2635/1.
105 ILCS 5/10-21.9, 5/10-22.34, and 5/24.5
CROSS REF.: 5:190 (Teacher Qualifications), 4:175 (Convicted Child Sex Offender; Screening: Notifications)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
REVISED: March 26, 2012
November 24, 2014
January 23, 2017