Oregon Statutes - Chapter 336 - Conduct of Schools Generally - Section 336.177 - Community service programs guidelines.

(1) Subject to the approval of the State Board of Education, the Department of Education shall develop curriculum guidelines for community service programs and make such guidelines available for use in school districts. The guidelines shall:

(a) Encourage students to develop an ethic of helping others through voluntary efforts.

(b) Demonstrate the reciprocal benefits and obligations of citizenship.

(c) Incorporate community service practicums.

(d) Provide students with opportunities to prepare for and reflect upon their service experience.

(2) The guidelines developed under subsection (1) of this section shall:

(a) Be structured to encourage school districts to give credit to those students who perform community service.

(b) Prohibit school-sponsored student involvement in advocacy organizations or political groups.

(3) On an annual basis, the Department of Education shall review and report to the State Board of Education on the status of community service education programs operating throughout the state. [1989 c.663 §§1,2]

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