(105 ILCS 5/27-22.3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-22.3)
Volunteer service credit program.
(a) A school district may establish a volunteer service credit program
that enables secondary school students to earn credit towards graduation
through performance of community service. This community service may include
participation in the organization of a high school or community blood drive or
other blood donor
recruitment campaign. Any program so established shall
begin with students entering grade 9 in the 1993-1994 school year or
later. The amount of credit given for program participation shall not
exceed that given for completion of one semester of language arts, math,
science or social studies.
(b) Any community service performed as part of a course for which credit
is given towards graduation shall not qualify under a volunteer service
credit program. Any service for which a student is paid shall not qualify
under a volunteer service credit program. Any community work assigned as a
disciplinary measure shall not qualify under a volunteer service credit
(c) School districts that establish volunteer service credit programs
shall establish any necessary rules, regulations and procedures.
(Source: P.A. 93-547, eff. 8-19-03.)