Mandating community service
Mandatory community service programs and policies require participants to perform specified number of hours of service in the community in order to receive concrete benefits or to avoid serious consequences.
This can include the completion of community service hours to graduate from high school or to receive social assistance.
Loss of a school may cause personal hardship, such as long commutes for students, and threatens the viability of small communities.
If you are required by your school, church, or other community group (excluding court-ordered service) to fulfill community service requirements, it is important that you contact us well in advance of your deadline.
Whether American public schools could require volunteer hours for high school graduation was challenged in Immediato v.
Rye Neck School District, but the court found no violation.
Research has also shown that on average, students involved in any sort of community service graduate at a higher rate than those who are not.
Few issues mobilize parent and student opposition like impending closures, and often with good reason.
We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate requests to fulfill community service hours, but we will do our best with the resources we have available.