Meaningful work-study activities are endorsed by the State Board of Education as essential components of relevant programs of comprehensive career education. To ensure the effectiveness of work-study activities, the State Board suggests the following policy guidelines for local school districts:
1. Work-study programs shall be guided in the local community by an advisory committee of business, industry and school representatives.
2. Each program shall be coordinated by a professional school employee and the job performance of students shall be properly supervised and evaluated.
3. Work-study programs shall reflect each student’s career objectives and students will not be employed in "muscle only" jobs.
4. Students shall be paid for work performed and all programs shall provide for promotion and advancement opportunities.
5. Student-learners shall not displace other workers from their jobs.
6. All training shall comply with state and federal labor laws.
Current practice codified 1978
Note: See IGBA-R for work-study arrangements for handicapped students. See also IKF, Graduation Requirements
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