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Hope ESD  |  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 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)

Service Learning

The Superintendent or designee may integrate service learning opportunities into one or more courses at appropriate grade levels.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The Superintendent or designee shall involve administrators, students, teachers, parents/guardians, and community members in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the district's service learning program. He/she shall also collaborate with local public agencies and nonprofit organizations to identify and develop service learning opportunities that meet educational and civic learning objectives, align with state and local academic standards, and address the needs of the community.

(cf. 1600 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

When service learning activities occur off campus, the Superintendent or designee may arrange for transportation when necessary and shall ensure that students receive appropriate guidance and supervision.

(cf. 3540 - Transportation)

Legal Reference:


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


12501-12682 National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993


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


adopted: August 27, 2018 Santa Barbara, California