Community Service

  • Lyons Central School District

    Community Service Requirement

         The Lyons Central School District believes that community service is an integral component in the process of developing mature, responsible citizens as our graduates.  Therefore, community service is a graduation requirement of each Senior.  The intent of the requirement is to encourage students to be active and engaged members of their communities and to address important community issues and is required to be performed in conjunction with a reputable public service organization.  

    Information:

    • Starting in September of their Junior year, each student can begin to accumulate community service hours  

    • Each Senior is required to have completed their twenty (20) hours of community service by March 1st of their Senior year       

    • No payment may be received for service

    • No family members may be the recipients or supervisors of service

    • No service may be performed during a student’s school hours

    • Service is to be in conjunction with a reputable public service organization (Ex.: Wayne Co. Nursing Home, Wayne County  Humane Society, local churches, or any community sponsored event such as Peppermint Days, Pumpkin Palooza, etc.)

    • If it is listed on the Community Service opportunities table, then it is acceptable! (otherwise get permission from Mrs. Sandroni or Ms. Bellinger)

    Process:

    • Contact an organization to arrange community service hours

    • Complete the agreed upon community service hours

    • Complete the 20-Hour Community Service Project Form including signature of supervisor of community service

    • Hand in completed 20-Hour Community Service Project Form with required signature to  Ms. Bellinger or Mrs. Sandroni

    • Repeat this process until you have a total of  twenty (20) or more hours completed

    Not Acceptable:

    • Service performed for monetary reward

    • Paying others to complete service hours

    • Service performed for family, friends, neighbors, or an employer

    • Absence from school to perform a service

    • Working for a profit-making organization/business

    • Contacting an organization to have them retroactively approve past community service


    If you have any questions, please contact either Ms. Bellinger or Mrs. Sandroni.