Lucia Mar USD | BP 6142.4 Instruction
Community Service Classes
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.
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
Policy LUCIA MAR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 20, 2017 Arroyo Grande, California