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Gateway USD |  BP  6142.4  Instruction

Service Learning/Community Service Classes   

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The Governing Board recognizes that student involvement in community service enhances academic outcomes, helps students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed and responsible citizens, and aids in individual career development. The district may offer separate community service classes and/or service learning opportunities that are integrated into other courses. Such classes and activities shall be designed to link academic content, practical skills, and meaningful service contributions to the community.

(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)

(cf. 6000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6142.3 - Civic Education)

(cf. 6142.94 - History-Social Science Instruction)

(cf. 6178.1 - Work-Based Learning)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

233.5 Teaching of principles

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

37220.6 Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning

51210 Areas of study, grades 1-6

51220 Areas of study, grades 7-12

51745 Independent study

51810-51815 Community service classes

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12501-12682 National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993

COURT DECISIONS

Steirer et al v. Bethlehem School District, (1993) 987 F.2d 989

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Service Learning: http://www.cde.ca.gov

Corporation for National and Community Service: http://www.nationalservice.gov

National Service Learning Clearinghouse: http://www.servicelearning.org

Policy GATEWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 18, 2010 Redding, California

revised: November 9, 2016