Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

3120.06 - SELECTING STUDENT TEACHERS

The Board of Education encourages cooperation with State approved colleges and universities in the training of student teachers because the public school offers an essential ingredient - direct experience with students and teachers at work in the classroom, but certain safeguards have been found to be necessary for the best interests of all concerned.

Colleges and universities should first make contact with the Superintendent regarding placement of a student teacher but in any case written notification of all student teacher assignments shall be filed with the Superintendent.

The Superintendent will, with the approval of the Board, make the final placement of student teachers.

The supervising teacher shall have had no less than three (3) years of successful teaching experience in the area of assignment.

The certificated personnel of the Board who agree to serve as supervisors of teacher education students may accept an honorarium or stipend directly from the college/university for those services rendered outside the regular school day and above and beyond the duties and responsibilities specified in their teaching contract.

The following conditions shall also be met:

 A.The institution making the assignment shall provide on-going supervision in a manner suitable to the Superintendent.

 B.The supervising teacher must agree to work effectively with both the student teacher and the institutional supervisor.

 C.If at any time the quality of student teaching is judged to be inferior or disruptive to the on-going class program by the supervising teacher or principal, the Superintendent may request withdrawal of the student-teacher from the program.

The Board may terminate a student-teaching program upon recommendation of the Superintendent that one (1) or more aspects of the program are not of high quality or meeting District needs or expectations.

If compensation of supervising teacher is covered in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement, then use the following option.

In addition to the those described in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement, the following conditions shall also apply:

 A.The institution making the assignment shall provide adequate follow-up supervision.

 B.The supervising teacher must agree to work effectively with both the student teacher and the institutional supervisor.

 C.If at any time the quality of student teaching is judged to be inferior or disruptive to the on-going class program by the supervising teacher or principal, the Superintendent may request withdrawal of the original permit.