Internship Reflection Charter School

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I am feeling very happy with my internship. My schedule is working out wonderfully and can be flexible when needed. I have completed 36.5 hours of internship work. My current focus has been putting together the attendance incentive program for the school. My work has lead me to prepare a proposal that includes guidelines and rewards for the program. In conjunction with offering reward incentives, I prepared and distributed a donation request letter to local organizations. My goal is to get donations that can support monthly classroom popcorn parties, for the top two classes each month with the highest attendance percentage. Additionally, each month students can earn raffle tickets based on having low tardiness. I have also requested donations…show more content…
Being a charter school means that the school receives less funding than a regular public school. This translates into school staff taking on extra tasks and covering for each other as well. Challenges that I faced go right along with school staff being busy including having meetings interrupted due to student needs. Additionally, the school principle has been out for the last two weeks and my supervisor has had to take on several administrative tasks, which has limited our time to connect. However, the communication through email and short meetings remains great. The topic of relate ethical and legal foundations is relevant to the school. Specifically the ethical statement of, “The human service professional’s responsibility to clients” (p. 78). All the students have the right to confidentiality. To maintain this confidentiality and secure records, student files are stored in locking cabinets. In addition, all staff members must sign a confidentiality…show more content…
78). The school strictly adheres to Oregon Department of Education laws regarding education as well as Beaverton school district policies. The school strongly advocates for the students and brings the community together for support. Being a charter school, the school receives 20% less funding. Recently, there was an opportunity to support a bill that would increase charter school funding by an additional 15%. This would have greatly increased the funding available to the school. The school advocated for the change and brought the school community together to help create a voice in support for the increased funding. The students have a right to receive full funding at the school of their choice and not lose 20% because they choose to attend a charter school. Unfortunately, the bill to increase funding did not
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