Districts asked to confirm plans to participate in third annual Operation Preparation next March

From the Kentucky Department of Education

During the month of March, Kentucky school districts are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Operation Preparation college and career readiness campaign. During Operation Preparation, communities come together to provide one-on-one advising opportunities for all 8th and 10th graders.

A trained community volunteer will discuss with the student that student’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and EXPLORE or PLAN results. The volunteer advisor and the student will also discuss the student’s career aspirations, required education/training, whether the student is on target to meet his or her goals and whether the student is taking the required courses to prepare him or her for the future. This session will last approximately 20 minutes.

Advising is a key strategy in reaching the goal that all districts have set of increasing their students’ college- and career-readiness rates by 50 percent by 2015.

In 2013, 114 districts participated in Operation Preparation. We hope that all of Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade students will have the opportunity to participate in 2014.

Each district is asked to complete the survey found at the following link by Dec. 6: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OPPOC2014.

Participation in the survey is necessary to confirm a district’s intent to participate in Operation Preparation 2014.

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