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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1508         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1076

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven M. Walsh

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to creating a community service graduation requirement.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1508        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1076

By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1076) of Steven  M. Walsh for legislation to authorize local school committees to create a community service graduation requirement.  Education.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 526 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to creating a community service graduation requirement.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 2B the following section:-

              Section 2C.

              Local School Committees shall have the option of instituting a requirement of all secondary school students to complete no less than ten hours of community service over the course of their secondary school career in order to receive a high school diploma.  Individual school districts shall determine which activities or projects in their local area qualify as “community service”.  

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