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Perris Union HSD |  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 Board supports the integration of community service activities with the curriculum so as to enhance learning in all subject areas.

(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)

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)

The Superintendent or designee shall provide the Board with regular reports on the district's progress in meeting its goals for service learning.

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)


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.

(cf. 3530 - Risk Management/Insurance)

(cf. 5143 - Insurance)

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

Management Resources:



California Department of Education, Service Learning:

Corporation for National and Community Service:

National Service Learning Clearinghouse:


adopted: July 25, 1990 Perris, California

revised: May 24, 1995

revised: December 6, 2017