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Oakdale Jt. USD |  5000 |  BP  6178.1  Instruction

Work Experience Education   

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The Board of Education desires to facilitate school-to-career transitions by providing secondary school students with a program of work experience education (WEE) which links the academic curriculum with experiences in actual work settings. The Superintendent or designee shall design a program which provides paid and/or unpaid on-the-job experiences as well as instruction in the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for successful employment.

(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)

Students enrolled in this program shall receive guidance and supervision designed to ensure maximum educational benefit from placement in suitable WEE courses. The program shall integrate the efforts of teachers, counselors, students, parents/guardians, and employers to assist students in selecting a career path and developing a positive work ethic and work habits.

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

The WEE program shall include the part-time employment of students in jobs which are selected or approved as having educational value for the employed students and which are coordinated by district employees. (Education Code 51764)

(cf. 5113.2 - Work Permits)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

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

49110-49119 Permits to work

49160 Permits to work, duties of employer

51760-51769.5 Work experience education

52300-52499.66 Career technical education

56026 Students with exceptional needs

LABOR CODE

1285-1312 Employment of minors

1391-1394 Working hours for minors

3070-3099.5 Apprenticeship

3200-6002 Workers' compensation and insurance

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1635 Credit for work experience education

10070-10075 Work experience education

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

2301-2414 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29

570.35a Work experience programs

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Work Permit Handbook for California Schools: Laws and Regulations Governing the Employment of Minors, 2007

Work Experience Education Guide, 2005

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PUBLICATIONS

Child Labor Laws, 2000

WEB SITES

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

Policy OAKDALE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 9, 2010 Oakdale, California