A background check is required for ALL students completing field hours in District 87 for spring 2013. This is a district requirement and IWU students must adhere to the requirements for placement in the schools. Students are responsible for all costs associated with background checks. These requirements are subject to change. Please read all information and instructions carefully.
Name Based Check - Required for students enrolled in Techniques courses completing observation hours in District 87.
Student Teaching Check - Required for all other students completing field hours in District 87. The Student Teacher packet must be turned in to the Educational Studies Office by noon, Monday, January 28.
A TB Clinic will be held, Wednesday, January 23rd from 11:45-12:45 in CLA 101. You must return to Health Services on Friday between 1-4 to have your test read. Bring your results to the Ed Studies office.
Bring your drivers license of state issued ID to the Educational Studies office when you submit your student teaching packet. We must make a copy and include with your packet.
A Fingerprint clinic will be scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th. Sign-up information will be posted soon.
This check meets the district requirement for students enrolled in technique courses only. However, all students enrolled in Educ 225, 255, 260, 351, 360, 361, 362, 363, 370, or Music 333b (placed in District 87) must have completed the name based check to begin in the field the week of January 21st. These students must also complete the student teaching check.
Bring the following to the Educational Studies Office, CLA 146 or to Kelly Lawton, CLA 143.
Completed and signed Disclosure and Authorization form at http://www.iwu.edu/edstudies/Forms/disclosure-authorization-district87.pdf. Indicate observer on the line asking for the position you are applying for.
Your driver’s license, so we can make a copy.
$8.00 cash only in the correct amount. No change will be available, and no checks will be accepted.
All students enrolled in Educ 225, 255, 260, 351, 360, 361, 362, 363, 370, or Music 333b (placed in District 87) for spring must complete the District 87 student teacher packet and requirements, a fingerprint based criminal history records check, and a TB test. This information was received from the District on January 16.
The cost of the fingerprint check is $52.00, and your IWU student account will be billed for the cost of the check. If you would prefer to pay cash contact Kelly Lawton. The criminal history records information (CHRI) check is allowable per the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and consists of a check through the Illinois State Police and FBI.
Education 225 students who completed a fingerprint check on January 16th should not complete another fingerprint check. Your prints have been changed from a UCIA check to a complete fingerprint based CHRI check. The new cost is 52.00.
All students are required to submit a copy of their CHRI results to Kelly Lawton, CLA 143 within 21 days of the date of fingerprinting. To receive a copy of your results, you will be asked to address a stamped envelope to yourself when you turn in your student teaching packet. District 87 will then mail you a copy after your results are received. This copy must be submitted to Kelly Lawton.
Based on current procedures, students who complete the District 87 fingerprint check will not need to complete an additional fingerprint based CHRI check for future placements in District 87 schools; however the district may require students to submit to an additional name based check.
Complete the student teacher packet. Submit the completed packet to the Educational Studies Department, CLA 146, or to Kelly Lawton, CLA 143 by noon, Monday, January 28, 2013. You must also bring in your driver's license or state issued id, so we can make a copy. At the time of submission you will be asked to address an envelope so your results may be mailed to you (and then submitted to the Educational Studies office). Do not just leave the packet in the office. Office staff will go over your packet with you and make sure all forms are completed before accepting the packet.
Student Teaching Information Form: Include your current address. In the cooperating teacher field, list the teacher or team lead you will report to for spring 2013. If you are placed at multiple schools, include both names.
Student Teaching Application Form: Include your current address. Indicate second semester, and include as much of the placement information as you can. Include your course professor(s) in the contact section. Kelly Lawton's name has also been added.
Disclosure and Authorization Form: Bring this completed form when you go to your fingerprint appointment. An on-campus clinic will be held Wednesday, January 30th. A sign-up sheet will be posted here soon.
Read, complete, and sign the background information, personnel policies, drug and alcohol policy, summary of your rights, and acknowledgement of mandated reporter status.
Required Tuberculosis Test: Complete the top portion and bring this form when you have your TB test read. An on-campus TB clinic will be held Wednesday, January 23rd from 11:45-12:45 in CLA 101. You must return to Health Services on Friday between 1-4 pm to have your test read. They will give you a copy of your results which must be submitted to the Educational Studies Office. We will attach your results to your packet.