Employment

SWEP-Transition outcomes

Many school work experience/transition programs operate as a one size fits all program disregarding student's individual needs and interests. Many district run programs pay students menial stipends to avoid certification requirements under FLSA. The priority is SED compliance rather than student outcomes priorities. The students are exited from these programs without necessary skills and dumped into adult services. How do you teach financial literacy on a $6.00 per week paycheck? Why is this legal? The sub-minimum wage laws need oversite with consequences to prevent this neglect. Each district transition program should be required to be certified. Students should be paid a competitive wage for work hours to teach real life skills.

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Idea No. 373