Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/16/2019 - 7:00 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 10.4 Approval of 9-12 New Course Description – Work Experience Education (WEE)
Attachment Summary:
File Attachment:
WEE DRAFT 3.21.19.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present one new course for consideration and approval.
Background: The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is committed to developing courses that provide students with a wide-range of opportunities to prepare students to “contribute and thrive in a changing world.” Our Board of Education encourages updating and creating new courses that are engaging to our students and prepare them for success in the 21st Century. This new course includes the California State Standards and supports students in their pursuit of college and career readiness.
Status As we strive to remain competitive in meeting student and parent requests for rigorous college preparatory coursework, career technical education, and elective opportunities that will prepare students for multiple options beyond high school, we collaborate closely with our high school teachers and administrators to keep our current courses updated and new courses prepared for Board approval.

In an effort to provide students an opportunity to earn elective credits while gaining work experience and an understanding of employer/employee laws and expectations, the following new course is being presented for consideration and approval:

New Course:

Work Experience Education (WEE) is an elective course that combines paid employment or paid internships with classroom instruction. Students develop strong work habits, positive attitudes, self-confidence, and job-related skills. Students will develop a portfolio that highlights their abilities, knowledge, and skills achieved. Students must have or must obtain a job on their own within two weeks of the start of the course.
Fiscal Impact Instructional materials will be purchased from our District-established Instructional Materials budget using Local Control Funding Formula dollars.
Superintendent's Recommendation: Approve 9-12 New Course Descriptions – Work Experience Education.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jodi Robison - Executive Assistant
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Chuck Rogge Moved, Member Chris Wenzel seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve 9-12 New Course Descriptions – Work Experience Education.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Craig Bueno     Yes
Chuck Rogge     Yes
Chris Wenzel     Yes
Anne White     Yes
Emily Prusso     Yes