A152 - School Internship Safety Agreements
DATE: JUNE 9, 2020
SUBJECT: SCHOOL INTERNSHIP SAFETY AGREEMENTS
FROM: SUPERINTENDENT LARRY BERGESON
To establish safety guidelines and parameters with cooperating employers entering into an Work-Based Learning agreement with the Washington County School District (WCSD). This may include any of the following work-based learning activities: Internships, Pre-Apprenticeships, Pathway Exploration, Workplace Tours, Day Shadows, Informational Interviews.
- S.B. 147 School Internship Safety Agreements 2020 General Session
- 53G-7-901 through 53G-11-405
Requirements for Compliance:
The Washington County School District may enter into internship agreements with cooperating employers after completing one or both of following requirements:
- Signed worksite safety agreement (District Form 960)
- Ensure that an adult officer or employee of the cooperating employer is not intentionally alone with an intern for any significant amount of time during the intern's activities;
- Maintain compliance with all applicable state and federal laws relating to workplace and student safety, privacy, and welfare and;
- Provide a safe, educational, courteous, and welcoming professional environment that is free of harassment or discriminatory conduct that may result in a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive learning environment.
- Or, complete a criminal background check.
Individuals to submit to a nationwide criminal background check and ongoing monitoring as found under Section 53G-11-402.
- The Work-Based Learning Coordinator or Career Coach will meet with a cooperating employer to establish appropriate expectations;
- Tour the facility to ensure students will be in a safe environment;
- Complete the internship safety agreement with the cooperating employer prior to allowing any work-based learning activities to begin; and,
- If the employer has not entered into an internship safety agreement with WCSD for reasons such as being a small business owner and cannot meet the staffing requirements, then set up a time for them to complete a criminal background check.