Jefferson Area Local School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education recognizes that career-technical education is a viable program component for students.

For purposes of this policy, "career-technical education" shall be defined as programs and services (formerly known as vocational education) that prepare students:

 A.for careers and continued education;

 B.for entry in the labor market as employable individuals immediately after graduation with productive, saleable skills; pursue education beyond high school with the opportunity to gain a marketable job skill(s) that will assist them in achieving career goals; participate successfully in the world of work while continuing their education in order to help offset higher education expenses.

The Board shall provide an approved plan for secondary career-technical workforce development programs for students in grades 9 through 12. The plan will be updated at five (5) year intervals to provide a revised current listing of District programs. At that time the plan will be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education. The program listing shall reflect current and future needs of students, community, business and industry and meet Ohio Department of Education criteria for secondary workforce development programs.

The Board may provide in cooperation with the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School District a career-technical education program that includes workforce development programs from the following career fields:

 A.Agricultural and Environment Education;

 B.Arts and Communication;

 C.Business and Administrative Services;

 D.Construction Technologies;

 E.Education and Training;

 F.Engineering and Science Technologies;


 H.Government and Public Administration;

 I.Health Science;

 J.Hospitality and Tourism;

 K.Human Services;

 L.Information Technology;

 M.Law and Public Safety;

 N.Manufacturing Technologies;


 P.Transportation Systems.

The Board directs that any efforts to recruit students to participate in a particular vocational program must include literature and comparable recruitment efforts for students with disabilities in a format and context in which they communicate.

The career-technical education program may also include:

 A.a shared-time program outside of school;

 B.a work-study program involving the employment of qualified students;
  Work-study programs are available to students without regard for race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The application forms for work-study programs shall contain a notice of nondiscrimination and each employer associated with a work-study program must provided annual written assurance of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability prior to the time the students are selected and/or assigned.

 C.Career Based Intervention for students ages 12-21 inclusively in grades 7-12 who are identified as disadvantaged (either academically or economically or both) and who have barriers to achieving academic and career success;

 D.Work and Family Studies for students in grades 7-12.

Program accountability shall be maintained within a performance system that focuses on student academic proficiency, technical proficiency, high school graduation, and post-program placement.

R.C. 3313.53, 3313.90 et seq.
A.C. 3301-61

Revised 8/13/96
Revised 9/15/04
Revised 4/22/14

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