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:
- The employment contract is an agreement between the district and the intern; RAPIL is not a party to that contract.
- RAPIL’s Intern Seminar is graded on the quality of their participation in the course, 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.
- 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