EMPLOYMENT OF STUDENTS
While the Board of Education places first emphasis upon the student's diligent pursuit of his/her studies, it also recognizes that employment by a student may be a wholesome experience, and often one of necessity.
A student may be employed by the school to perform services for the school where there are funds available to pay for such services, and where such services are within the capability, skills and reliability of a student. The Board encourages the employment of students with disabilities and/or indigent students in the school lunch program during school hours and in other areas outside school hours. Suitable and adequate supervision of these students shall be provided.
A student may be released from school for employment outside the school (not in a work-study program) if his/her schedule permits, upon the request of the parent and with the approval of the Building Principal. The school has no obligation, however, to arrange a class schedule to make such employment possible. The responsibility for the safety and general welfare of an employed student ceases upon his/her departure from school and until his/her return.
The district will offer Employment Certification services to all minor employees, in accordance with the provisions of the Child Labor Laws.
Work-Study Programs and the Community
A student enrolled in a school-conducted work-study program may work and may or may not receive wages during school hours. Such employment as occurs during school hours shall be supervised in part by a designated faculty member. Such a student employed during school hours, even while at work, is regarded as a school student in attendance.
The work-study program of the school could not succeed without the active cooperation of the employers of such students. The Board intends that a good working relationship should be established between the school and the employer, and charges the faculty member designated to supervise the work-study program as the principal agent in establishing this relationship.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: February 10, 2004