State law encourages districts to implement community service education or service learning programs.
Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 4722. High school diploma Standard
2-A. Implementation of multiple pathways and opportunities. Students may demonstrate achievement of the Standard through multiple pathways including those identified in section 4703 and multiple opportunities. Achievement may be demonstrated by evidence documented by course and learning experiences using multiple measures, such as, but not limited to, examinations, quizzes, portfolios, performances, exhibitions, projects and community service.
Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 9921. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.
- Community partner. “Community partner” means a provider of one or more of the following services to students, families or community members: J. Community service and service-learning opportunities.