Montana - 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).

Montana Code Annotated 2017 Title 90 Planning, Research and Development, Chapter 14 Community service, Part 1 Montana Community Service Act 90.14.105 Duties and powers of state agencies.

(1) The following state agencies are responsible for developing and implementing community service opportunities consistent with the mission and functions of each agency:

  • (a) The office of public instruction implements volunteer projects in elementary and secondary public, private, and home schools in Montana, including activities sponsored by schools or community-based agencies, to involve school-age youth, including dropouts and out-of-school youth, in service to the community, as well as for programs that involve adult volunteers in the schools. A school district is expected to be the first agency that informs students about the many opportunities to participate in broader community service under this part through federal service learning grants and any other revenue received for purposes consistent with this part.
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