All clinical students placed in District 87 and Unit 5 must complete a background check for spring 2013. This is a new requirement that the districts implemented due to changes and interpretation of new legislation, and must be completed by all students, even those that have previously completed a fingerprint check. The smaller surrounding school districts may also implement new requirements. Updated information will be sent out when it is available.
New legislation (P.A. 96-1452) also requires all students to complete a new fingerprint based
criminal history records information (CHRI) check prior to student teaching for the district in which you will student teach. Students placed in multiple districts must complete a separate check for each district. Instructions for your district will be sent out in April prior to student teaching.
Please note: Students are responsible for all fees associated with required background checks for district placements. Requirements are subject to change due to changes in district policy, changes in legislation, or interpretation of policies and legislation. Students must submit a copy of their CHRI check within 21 says of being fingerprinted. Students who do not comply will be removed from the field.