Internship Procedures

PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING CONSIDERATION FOR STUDENT PRE-PRACTICUM OR PRACTICUM

1. Applicants seeking placement for a pre-practicum or practicum must complete and submit the Practicum Request, Statement of Non Disclosure, and the Vehicle Registration Information Forms. (See links below.) Completed form is to be returned to the Superintendent’s Office for processing or may be e-mailed to lgerulaitis@belchertownps.org. (Please be sure to include a personal resume and college course requirement including hour requirements, anticipated start and end dates.)

2. Applicant must personally come into the district’s central office (14 Maple St., Belchertown, MA) and complete a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form, and must present a government issued photo I.D.  If a full student practicum is being requested (or pre-practicum over 30 hours), applicant must also complete a fingerprint-based criminal history background check. Information can be found on the Practicum Application regarding this process.  There is a $35 fee.

3. After Steps 1 and 2 have been completed, applicant will then be instructed to contact a Principal for an interview.  The Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning will have final approval of all placements and will notify the applicant of the Principal’s decision.