Carlsbad USD | BP 6142.4 Instruction
Learning Through Community Service
The Board of Trustees 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.
Community service learning experience shall be required for high school graduation.
(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)
On a case-by-case basis, the Superintendent or designee may allow students to fulfill the community service graduation requirement by performing alternative academic tasks.
The Superintendent or designee shall determine the number of hours of service to be performed on the student's own time, outside school hours.
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
F.2d 989 (3rd. Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 114 S.Ct. 85 (1993)
Steirer et al v. Bethlehem Area School District, 789 F.Supp. 1337 (E.D. Pa 1992) 987
Policy CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California