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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: August 13, 2020 03:28 PM
From: Representative Brad Roae
To: All House members
Subject: Full Day Career Co-Op Option for High School Students
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would allow a high school senior in the 2020 -2021 school year to do a full day career co-op rather than a half day.  Currently a student can go to school for a half day and then go to a job such as HVAC, welding, electrician, auto body repair, etc. for a half day.  The student receives credit for the half day work experience.

My legislation recognizes that online school is not that effective for many students.  Rather than floundering for a half day by taking required electives that may not benefit some students, they could instead work full-time and receive high school credit.

For example, a student may elect to opt out of online art class, online gym class and online music/band but during those three periods they would be working as a diesel mechanic or carpenter.  It would be a more suitable education and experience for some students.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.