Iowa - Community Service Education/ Service Learning: Programs or Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement community service education or service learning programs, orencourages and offers student incentives for participation (e.g., recognition programs or course credit).

2018 Iowa Code 256.18.A Title VII Education and Cultural Affairs, Subtitle Elementary and Secondary Education, Chapter 256 Department of Education.

The board of directors of a school district or the authorities in charge of a nonpublic school may require a certain number of service learning units as a condition for the inclusion of a service learning endorsement on a student’s diploma or as a condition of graduation from the district or school. For purposes of this section, “service learning” means a method of teaching and learning which engages students in solving problems and addressing issues in their school or greater community as part of the academic curriculum.

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