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WORK BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM

 

Students who are 16 years and older, are eligible to enroll in a work based education program.  Work based education allows students to gain credit while working outside of school.  Students are enrolled in school for the normal, full school day.  In addition, students hold a job sometime during the week after school hours or on the weekend.  Students are paid for their employment by the employer and given credit by the school.  Students may only apply for four credits of work experience toward graduation requirements. 

 

Students interested in work based education should fill out both sides of the attached Work Based Education Training Agreement Form.  The employer will have to fill out their part.  Parents must also sign the form.  The form MUST be turned into the teacher in charge of Work Based Education before the end of the 2nd week of each quarter.  There will be no exceptions!  Students who have not turned in the Work Based Education Training Agreement Form by the due date will not be eligible for credit in that quarter. 

 

STUDENTS AND PARENTS MUST SIGN THE NECESSARY FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE TEACHER IN CHARGE OF WORK BASED EDUCATION IF THE STUDENT WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE WORK BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM.  THIS FORM SIGNIFIES THAT BOTH PARENT AND STUDENT UNDERSTAND THE GUIDELINES OF THE WORK BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THEM.

  

·      Student may accrue 1/2 credit every 10 weeks (Quarter 1, 2, 3 and 4).

·        Students fired from their job automatically lose credit for that Quarter.

·        Students must have a Training Agreement Form on file with the school coordinator.

·        Students may change jobs but must submit a new Training Agreement Form.

·        Students have two weeks to find another job before they forfeit credit for the Quarter.

·        Training Agreement Forms must be on file within two weeks of the Quarter.

·        Training Agreement Forms are not needed each Quarter if job has not changed.

·        Students MUST submit ‘proof of hours worked’ each week or every two weeks.

·        ‘Proof of hours worked’ may be in the form of paycheck stubs.

·        Students may not be paid ‘under the table’ – students must be receiving legitimate payroll checks.

·        Students 16 & 17 years old may work no more than 24 hours a week.

·        Students must abide by all Federal and State regulations regarding Child Labor Laws.

·        Students are to be evaluated by their employer.