The internship is a partnership between the RAPIL program and the School District.RAPIL/School District Agreement
Frequently asked questions regarding School District and RAPIL roles:
- School Districts control employment (contract); RAPIL controls licensure (intern and initial)
- The contract is an agreement between the district and the intern; RAPIL is not a party to that contract.
- RAPIL grades interns on the quality of their participation in seminar and second-year coursework and not on the performance as teachers in the classroom.
- Districts may move to terminate an intern's contract, using the same procedures as for any first-year probationary teacher.
- If a district decides to keep an intern who RAPIL believes is not doing well, RAPIL will work with the intern to try to improve performance. Because the contract is between the intern and the district, RAPIL will not revoke the contract.
- Teacher interns are dependent upon RAPIL for a recommendation for initial licensure at the completion of their program. If RAPIL is not satisfied with the intern's performance, as reflected and supported by observations, conferences and/or grades, RAPIL is not required to recommend the intern for licensure.
- Interns may appeal contractual decisions through the district appeals procedures.
- Interns may appeal program decisions through the RAPIL appeals procedures