Under legislation enacted by the 1997 Indiana General Assembly, school systems throughout the State of Indiana are requiring an Indiana State Police Criminal History report for all employees. School corporations consider student teachers as non-paid employees because of their daily and continuing contact with students. Due to this role within the school system, a student teacher will be required by the school in which he or she is contracted to present the original of the results of the criminal history report to either the main office of the school corporation or to the principal of the school in which student is assigned. Should the student have two placements in different school systems, the student will need to have the first school corporation make a copy of the criminal history report, and then take the original to the second school corporation. The recipient of the criminal history report differs in the various school corporations, so it is the student's responsibility to submit this information to the correct office. A copy of the criminal history report must also be shown to the university supervisor during the opening day seminar. Note. No student teacher will be permitted to start student teaching without proof of obtaining the criminal history report. BSU Student Teacher Criminal History Check Procedures The Criminal History check for student teaching must be completed no earlier than 120 days prior to the beginning of the student's student teaching assignment.
After receiving the background report (usually 7-10 days) from the Indiana State Police, take the certified original to the school system in which student has been placed for student teaching. A copy will be made for the student's file. The criminal history report must be completed no more than 120 days prior to the beginning of student teaching. Note. Some school systems require both a local limited criminal history report as well as the state limited criminal history report. Some of these school systems include: Avon Community Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools, and all Hamilton County Schools. As OTES is not usually notified of these school requirements, the student will need to find out what the school system to which they have been placed requires.
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