Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2421 - CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The Board of Education recognizes the importance of career and technical education in meeting the needs of youth, adults, business, industry, and labor of this State. Knowledgeable students having access to career and technical education programs established to meet needs of high school students and adults are even more important today with the need for continued economic growth, school-to-career transition, and a global workforce.

The Board of Education agrees to coordinate and cooperate with intermediate, State, and Federal educational agencies in an effort to establish Career and Technical Education (CTE) in school districts.

Through participation in the State Aid categorical of Added Cost (61a) and Federal legislation including the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act, and in cooperation with public secondary and postsecondary educational agencies, the Board will seek to provide funding to support career-related education opportunities for both youth and adults in the service area by:

 A.seeking to develop challenging academic and technical standards and to assist students in meeting such standards, including preparation for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions;

 B.promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction, and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating career and technical education students;

 C.supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area career and technical education schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries.

The Kent City Board of Education shall accept credit for current technical courses as recommended by the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) or, when not through the KISD, as approved by the Kent City Board of Education as specified in the Board policies.

The Superintendent and staff will work and plan in cooperation with business, industry, and labor to reflect their changing needs for trained personnel.

Public Law 103-239, School-to-Work Initiatives Act of 1994
Public Law 109-270 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement
Act of 2006
M.C.L.A. 388.1913

Revised 3/15/99
Revised 2/4/08