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La Canada USD |  BP  6142.4  Instruction

Learning Through Community Service   

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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)

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

COURT DECISIONS

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