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Milo Academy Work Expectations

The goals of the Milo Adventist Academy work program are for each student. . .

  1. to learn good work habits to equip him/her for success in life.
  2. to learn responsibility, consistency, and perseverance.
  3. to defray part of his/her expenses while at school.

Milo Academy Work Expectations

Students are expected to perform duties in cooperation with their work supervisors, who will make work expectations clear by a written job description or thorough verbal explanation. Work supervisors will assist student workers in developing work skills and a work ethic that will help them be successful both now and in later years.

Students will sign a contract with each department for which they work. This contract will include the student’s daily work schedule and basic expectations.

Supervisors may fire students for the same reasons they would be fired in a job out in the community, including but not limited to:

  • Failing to report for work regularly (unexcused absences).
  • Demonstrating an unwillingness, in action or attitude, to cooperate with their supervisor.
  • Failing to perform the duties assigned in a satisfactory way.
  • Failing to arrange for a satisfactory substitute when missing work for pre-arranged or school-sponsored absences.
  • Repeatedly being late for work or failing to clock in.

Work Attendance

Students who know they will be absent from work for an excusable reason, including school-sponsored activities, must notify the work supervisor at least 24 hours in advance or as soon as they know they will miss work if the absence is due to illness. Except in cases of illness, they are expected to provide a qualified substitute and to let the work supervisor know in advance who it will be.

Work attendance is part of the overall attendance program of the school. Tardies and absences will be treated the same as a tardy or absence from classes, including the accumulation of attendance points.

Reluctant Worker Program

Students who demonstrate a resistant attitude to developing good work habits will be placed on the Reluctant Worker Program in the hope that they can make the progress necessary to remain employed. When a student has consistently failed to respond to attempts to help him/her improve work habits, the work supervisor will initiate a Notice of Unsatisfactory Work form, outlining the problems and the desired outcomes.

Level 1: The work supervisor will go over the contents of the form with the student. A copy will be sent to the parents and to the work coordinator. Parents will be alerted to the problem by telephone if possible, as well as by letter.

Level 2: If satisfactory progress has not been made within a two-week period, a second phone call and letter will notify parents that the student has now reached Level 2. Student, parents, the work supervisor and the work coordinator will determine if the student still wishes to be employed.

Level 3: If satisfactory progress still does not take place, the student will be fired, parents notified, and alternative employment may not be available for the student.