2414 Community Service

  • The board recognizes that volunteering connects students to their communities and provides an opportunity for students to practice and apply their academic and social skills in preparation for entering the workforce.  The board further recognizes that community service is associated with increased civic awareness and participation by students, and can inspire students to continue their education and skill development beyond high school.  Students are encouraged to participate in community service activities as a part of their high school graduation requirements. The board will implement an incentive program to recognize students for achievement in community service and may, in its discretion, include community service in the district’s high school graduation /diploma requirements.

    Cross References:
    Policy 2410            High School Graduation Requirements

    Legal References:
    ESHB 1412
    RCW 28A.320         Provisions Applicable to all Districts                                                                                 

    Management Resources:
    Policy and Legal News, June 2013         State law requires that districts adopt community service incentive policy

    ADOPTED:  08/22/2013

    Procedure No. 2414P Community Service
    The superintendent will implement a process to recognize student achievement in community service. 

    Graduation Recognition

    High school students completing at least 80 hours of community service will be recognized during their high school graduation ceremony. Hours may be accumulated over the high school career (grades 9-12). Students will keep a written log of their activities and hours must be verifiable.

    ADOPTED:  08/22/2013

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