Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2423 - CAREER PREPARATION

The Board of Education strongly supports the Career Preparation System as a vehicle to help the District prepare students more effectively for future careers and job readiness. The District will provide students with the following learning experiences needed to develop career-related knowledge, attitudes, and skills as well as life-long learning skills:

 A.Career Preparation Curriculum which includes career awareness, exploration, and the integration of career preparation and contentual learning projects into the core curriculum.

 B.Work-Based Learning which provides students with a planned program of job training and/or various types of work experiences that are coordinated with school-based learning.

The Superintendent or his/her designee is authorized to design and implement school-to-work activities/programs, that create the types of learnings described above.

The Superintendent's guidelines for the development and implementation of school-to-work activities/programs need to provide for the following:

 A.Informed parental consent is obtained for any out-of-District activities such as field trips, job shadowing, work experiences, and the like.

 B.Proper supervision is provided all students when they are participating in learning activities in off-school sites.

 C.All students are provided appropriate opportunities to participate in school-to-work activities.

 D.Emphasis is placed throughout the program on the development/reinforcement of a high-quality work ethic by every student.

 E.Each learning activity/program will have defined objectives with clear correlation to career preparation and a means for assessing how well each student is achieving the objectives.

The Superintendent shall keep the Board informed periodically on the progress of the District toward the goals of this important program.

Public Law 103-239, School-to-Work Initiatives Act of 1994

Adopted 2/4/08