Career and technical education shall be an integral part of the comprehensive high school concept in the Franklin Local School District and of the general program of education in the high school. Career and technical education shall be geared to take into account technological and economic conditions and changes, and, as a core component of comprehensive education, shall share with other aspects of the curriculum the purpose of the development of character and attitudes as well as skills. Guidance and counseling services shall be provided to each vocational student throughout his or her academic program and when the time comes for placement in his or her chosen career.
Career and technical programs offered in this District shall meet the standards of the State Division of Career and Technical Education and shall not duplicate vocational education courses available through the Mid-East Career and Technology Center except by special action of the Board.
Mid-East Career and Technology Center
In an effort to provide better vocational facilities, programs and services for students of this District, the Board has approved an agreement to join the Mid-East Career and Technology Center, and to cooperate with the board of education of that school district.
Local students enrolled in the Career and Technology Center are the responsibility of this Board except as the Board may otherwise agree in writing. Upon completion of the courses required in both school districts, a student shall receive a diploma from this Board of Education and a vocational certificate from the Career and Technology Center.
The Superintendent is authorized to develop, maintain, or modify cooperative operating procedures between the two school districts.
Work Experience Opportunities
Whenever possible, actual work experience will be incorporated into career and technical education programs. As appropriate, actual work experience will take the form of cooperative work-study, construction or repair, or other commercial services performed for the public in various shops and laboratories. In all instances, programs providing practical work experience shall be organized and conducted primarily for the purpose of providing the students with a valuable training experience.