Adopted: 5/14/97
Resvised: 11/16/05 (Second Reading: Revise and change policy # from IGADAA to IGDADA.)

Under the direction of the Superintendent, school principals are authorized to administer this policy in their respective schools. This document will focus on the Work-Based Learning Program to define and outline approved procedures. Work-Based Learning opportunities include but may not be limited to: Job Shadowing, Internship, Cooperative Education, Service-Based Learning, and School-Based Enterprise.

Student Eligibility

A Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) will be used as a qualifying indicator for students to participate in a Work-Based Learning experience. The SEOP will indicate student interest in a specific field of study, which will be matched with cooperating employers to provide work-site experiences for students. Students may have interest in more than one area.

Student Records

Appropriate releases will be provided for one-day experiences.

For Work-Based Learning experiences more than one day in length, the following documents must be completed and on file at the school:

• Work Site Assessment
• Training Agreement
• Student Evaluation
• Safety Quiz
• Safety Pledge
• Confidentiality Statement (When applicable)
• WFS Form 61
• Time Sheets
• Assignments used to determine grades
• Interest Inventory or Interview Notes

Training will be provided for students, and cooperating employers regarding health hazards and safety procedures in the workplace. Students will have training provided prior to entering the workplace.

Employers will assure a safe work environment and will discuss safety issues or concerns with the Work-Based Learning Coordinator during a review of the work site.

Standards and Procedures for approval of off-campus work sites

Work-Based Learning experiences may be provided through a cooperating employer in the public sector, private sector, through service learning or school-based enterprises.

All experiences will follow guidelines outlined in the document, "Child Labor Requirements in Nonagricultural Occupations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, US Department of Labor, WH-1330, revised August 1990." If the student works in agriculture, where different rules apply, the guidelines for agricultural employees will be followed.

Work-Based Learning experiences may be paid or unpaid. Unpaid experiences will follow the guidelines outlined in the above document. According to the guidelines, an unpaid experience may not: (a) displace a regular employee, (b) fill a vacancy that would normally be filled by a new hire, (c) be given exclusive duties that would normally be assigned to a regular employee, nor (d) perform services that clearly brings profit to the business.

Transportation options for students to and from the work site.

Students participating in school organized career awareness field trips are transported by school district approved vehicles.

For students participating in Work-Based Learning programs, the determination of the method for transporting students to and from the work site is the parents' responsibility.

Appropriate supervision by employers at the work site.

Business Partner/Mentor will:

1. Help develop "skill lists" and training plans for the students.
2. Report any changes in the student's work situation to the WBL coordinator.
3. Conform to the Federal Laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or child labor laws.
4. Assume responsibility for meaningful training and a safe work place.
5. Provide to the WBL coordinator oral and written evaluations regarding the student's progress.
6. If this is a paid experience, the employer will have worker's compensation, under which the trainee is covered by insurance.

Adequate insurance coverage provided for the student.

For paid work employment, work injuries and occupational disease insurance benefits are covered by the employer's workers compensation insurance.

For unpaid work experiences, work injuries and occupational disease insurance benefits are covered by the local educational agency's workers compensation as specified by Utah SB 28.

The determination of additional insurance coverage for the student is the parents' responsibility.

Appropriate supervision and evaluation of the student by the local education agency.

Work-Based Learning Coordinator will:

1. Assist students in finding Work-Based Learning sites.
2. Develop "skills lists" or training plans with the employers.
3. Visit the work site to evaluate the educational quality of the WBL experience and obtain oral and/or written evaluations from the mentor regarding the student's progress.
4. Serve as a resource to the business partner and the student to solve any problems and make the WBL experience educational and meaningful to the student.
5. Talk to students about safety and health hazards in the work place prior to the student leaving the school to go to the worksite.

Appropriate involvement and approval by the students' parents in the Work-Based Learning Programs.

Parent/Guardian will:

1.   Support the student's participation in the work-based learning program.
2.   Assume the responsibility for the student's released time from school and the method of transporting
the student to and from the work-based learning work site.
3.   Maintain health insurance coverage for the student.
4.   Partner with the school, school counselor, and student by participating in the SEOP process.

Up to four (4) elective credits may be earned through the Work-Based Learning Program. On an individual basis, the principal may authorize required credit for related work experience

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