HOUSE BILL NO. 506
AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STUDENT VOLUNTEERISM.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Amend Section 8902A(c), (d), and (e), Title 14 of the Delaware ('ode, by striking Subsections (c), (d), and (e) in their entireties as they appear therein and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"(c)(1) A student in grades 9-12 who performs voluntary community service for at least 45 hours per semester for two semesters shall receive one (1 ) Delaware Volunteer credit. The credit may count as an elective for graduation requirements if approved by, and conducted under the supervision of, the school principal. This credit shall appear prominently on the student's high school transcript. The Department of Education shall prepare a statement of explanation of the Delaware Volunteer credit and attach the statement to or include it on its response to any official transcript request for a student transcript that contains the credit. Voluntary community service performed during the summer or other recess periods shall count toward the fulfillment of required hours.
(2) To qualify for Delaware Volunteer credit:
(i) volunteer community service shall not be performed during the hours that the student is required to be in attendance at school;
(ii) volunteer community service shall be performed only with an organization or project whose name has been submitted to a school guidance counselor by the Delaware Office of Volunteerism or the Department of Education; and
(iii) volunteer community service shall not be of a political or advocacy nature; and
(3) A student's volunteer community service time shall be verified by a director or supervisor of the organization or project on forms developed by the Department of Education and the Delaware Office of Volunteerism, and certified by the student's guidance counselor or principal, or by the principal's designee.
(4) A student who earns a Delaware Volunteer credit pursuant to this section shall also receive a certificate of recognition, developed by the Department of Education and the Office of Volunteerism, to document the student's volunteer community service.
(5) No more than one Delaware Volunteer credit shall be awarded to any student."
Approved July 13, 1998