Learning Through Community Service



The Governing Board recognizes that community service can help students develop skills, career awareness and self-esteem. Service experiences also can motivate students by letting them apply what they are studying to local needs and problems and by showing them that they can make a contribution to their community.

Integrated Community Service

The Board supports the integration of community service activities with the curriculum so as to enhance learning in all subject areas. The Board encourages staff to collaborate with local public and nonprofit agencies in order to develop service learning activities that meet educational objectives and also fit in with current community efforts to meet human, educational, environmental or public safety needs.

Parents/guardians shall receive information about the community service learning opportunities offered by the District and their benefits for both the community and the student. The District shall ask the parent/guardian to acknowledge this information before students participate in off-campus service activities.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
35160 Authority of governing boards
35160.1 Broad authority of school Districts
51210 Areas of study, grades 1 to 6
51220 Areas of study, grades 7 to 12
51745 Independent study
United States Code, Title 42
12501-12682 National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993

First Reading: 10/13/04

Governing Board Adoption: 11/10/04

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