State law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.
Idaho Administrative Code 08.02.03.008 Definitions H-S.
20. Service Learning. Combining service with learning activities to allow students to participate in experiences in the community that meet actual human needs. Service learning activities are integrated into the academic curriculum and provide structured time for a student to think, talk, or write about what was done or seen during the actual service activity. Service learning provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations in their communities, and helps foster the development of a sense of caring for others. Effective date (4-5-00)