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Lucia Mar USD |  BP  6142.4  Instruction

Community Service Classes   

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The district may offer community service classes in any of grades 7-12 and/or through the district's adult education program. Such classes shall be designed to:

1. Acquaint students with the historical basis for volunteer service, its importance and relevance, and its connection to a wide range of identified school and community needs

2. Include volunteer opportunities that support and strengthen students' understanding of the academic instruction and how it relates to their community

3. Contribute to the physical, mental, moral, economic, and/or civic development of students

4. Provide students with an awareness of potential careers

If off-campus activities are included, the Superintendent or designee shall determine how students will be transported to the off-campus location and shall ensure adequate supervision of students during the activity.

The district's community service course shall be required for high school graduation. 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 criteria and methods of assessing students and awarding credits for the class.


Parents/guardians shall receive information about service learning and any community service opportunities offered by the district and the benefits of such activities to the community and the student. The district shall ask parents/guardians to acknowledge this information and provide consent before their child participates in any off-campus service activities.

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


adopted: June 20, 2017 Arroyo Grande, California