San Carlos ESD | 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.
Integrated Community Service
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.
Community Service Classes
Students shall be offered volunteer opportunities which support and strengthen their academic achievement and help them recognize the relevance of what they are learning in school. Insofar as possible, such opportunities shall also be designed to help students develop cross-cultural relationships within the community.
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
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
Steirer et al v. Bethlehem School District, (1993) 987 F.2d 989
California Department of Education, Service Learning: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/sl
Learn and Serve America: http://www.learnandserve.org
National Service Learning Clearinghouse: http://www.servicelearning.org
Youth Service California: http://www.yscal.org
Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 13, 2003 San Carlos, California