La Canada USD | BP 6142.4 Instruction
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.
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.
The Board recognizes that students may wish to perform community service through independent study. Independent study may be arranged for this purpose when the Superintendent or designee finds it to be in the student's best interest.
(cf. 6158 - Independent Study)
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 LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: July 15, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California