Happy Valley ESD (Santa Cruz) | BP 6178.1 Instruction
The Board of Trustees desires to facilitate the preparation of secondary school students for college and career by providing work-based learning opportunities which link classroom learning with real-world experiences. Work-based learning opportunities offered by the district shall be designed to teach the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for successful employment and to reinforce mastery of both academic and career technical education (CTE) standards.
(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)
(cf. 6178.2 - Regional Occupational Center/Program)
Work-based learning opportunities offered by the district may include paid and/or unpaid work experiences, including, but not limited to, work experience education as defined in Education Code 51764, cooperative CTE or community classrooms as defined in Education Code 52372.1, job shadowing as defined in Education Code 51769, student internships, apprenticeships, service learning, employment in social/civic or school-based enterprises, and technology-based or other simulated work experiences.
(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall involve local businesses or business organizations in planning and implementing work-based learning opportunities that support the district's vision and goals for student learning and local workforce development efforts. He/she also may work with postsecondary institutions, community organizations, and others to identify opportunities for work-based learning.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)
(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
When required by law, the Superintendent/Principal or designee shall develop a written training agreement with the employer that describes the conditions and requirements to be met by all parties and shall develop an individual training plan for each student which outlines the objectives or competencies that the student is expected to accomplish at the work site. (5 CCR 10070-10071, 10087, 10108)
District staff shall coordinate with the workplace supervisor or mentor to ensure appropriate guidance and supervision of participating students and maximum educational benefit from placement in the program.
A minor student shall be issued a work permit before beginning employment through a paid work-based learning program in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation. (Education Code 49113, 49160)
(cf. 5113.2 - Work Permits)
All laws or rules applicable to minors in employment relationships shall be applicable to students enrolled in work-based learning programs. (Education Code 51763)
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that any student participating in a work-based learning program off school grounds is covered under the employer's or district's insurance, as applicable, in the event the student is injured.
(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)
(cf. 5143 - Insurance)
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall ensure that any teacher/coordinator of a work-based learning program possesses the appropriate credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (5 CCR 10075, 10080, 10100)
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall maintain records for each student's participation in the program, including, but not limited to, the student's individualized training plan, his/her employment hours and job site, work permit if applicable, employer's report of student's attendance and job performance, the teacher/coordinator's consultations and observations, and the student's grade and credits earned.
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
The Superintendent/Principal or designee shall periodically report to the Board regarding program implementation and effectiveness, including, but not limited to, rates of student participation in work-based learning programs and assessment results of participating students.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
35208 Liability insurance
46144 Minimum school day for work experience program
46147 Exception for minimum day; students in last semester or quarter of grade 12
46300 Method of computing ADA
48402 Enrollment in continuation education, minors not regularly employed
49160 Permits to work, duties of employer
56026 Students with exceptional needs
52372.1 Community classrooms and cooperative career technical education programs
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
1635 Credit for work experience education
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29
570.35a Work experience programs
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Multiple Pathways to Student Success: Envisioning the New California High School, 2010
2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education, 2008
Career Technical Education Framework for California Public Schools: Grades Seven Through Twelve, 2007
Work Experience Education Guide
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PUBLICATIONS
Child Labor Laws, 2000
WEST ED PUBLICATIONS
Work-Based Learning in California: Opportunities and Models for Expansion, 2009
California Association of Work Experience Educators: http://www.cawee.org
California Department of Education, Work Experience Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/we
California Department of Industrial Relations: http://www.dir.ca.gov
Linked Learning Alliance: http://www.linkedlearning.org
Policy HAPPY VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 21, 2012 Santa Cruz, California