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Agenda Plus
School Board of Clay County
September 5, 2019 - Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on the 2019-2020 Budget

This agreement is between Clay County District Schools and Colleges/Universities for pre-service teacher candidates and interns (formerly known as student teachers) to be placed in and receive instruction in Clay County schools.  This item includes agreements with Grand Canyon University and Walden University. For the 2019-20 school year, each school has requested one intern each.

Gap Analysis

Without this agreement, interns and pre-interns cannot be placed in Clay County District Schools and would thereby prevent potential teacher candidates from choosing Clay to begin their career.

Previous Outcomes

Clay County District Schools currently has agreements with 20 Colleges/Universities.  This is an updated agreement and partnership between Clay County District Schools and Grand Canyon University that was initially in effect in 2008.  The agreement with Walden University is for counseling interns and is an additional agreement to the teaching agreement already in place. 

Expected Outcomes

Field placement for pre-service teachers provides teacher candidates with real-world experiences that better prepares them for the rigors of classroom teaching.

Strategic Plan Goal

Goal 5: Develop and support great educators, support personnel, and leaders. 

Strategy: 5.1: Recruit, screen, hire, and retain top candidates that reflect the diversity of each school, our district, and community.


That the Clay County School Board approve the agreements between Clay County District Schools and Grand Canyon/Walden. 

Terry Connor, Chief Academic Officer, 904.336.9405,
Financial Impact
Review Comments
200040 Grand Canyon Univ.pdf
Clay County District Schools Clean with Addendum and COI 082119 Partially-Executed.pdf