Section 1003.491, Florida Statutes 2003
1003.491 Career and technical education.--
(1) School board, superintendent, and school accountability for career and technical education within elementary and secondary schools includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Student exposure to a variety of careers and provision of instruction to explore specific careers in greater depth.
(b) Student awareness of available career and technical programs and the corresponding occupations into which such programs lead.
(c) Student development of individual career plans.
(d) Integration of academic and career and technical skills in the secondary curriculum.
(e) Student preparation to enter the workforce and enroll in postsecondary education without being required to complete college preparatory or vocational preparatory instruction.
(f) Student retention in school through high school graduation.
(g) Career and technical curriculum articulation with corresponding postsecondary programs in the local area technical center or community college, or both.
(2) No school board or public school shall require a student to participate in any school-to-work or job training program. A district school board or school shall not require a student to meet occupational standards for grade level promotion or graduation unless the student is voluntarily enrolled in a job training program.
History.--s. 143, ch. 2002-387.