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COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends Education Code to require, beginning with the 2005-2006 school year, completion of 40 hours of community service, at an acceptable non-profit institution or a governmental entity, as a prerequisite to the receipt of a high school diploma. Defines "acceptable non-profit institution" to include organizations that provide valuable educational, charitable, social, religious, civic, governmental, environmental, economic or humanitarian services. Requires the Secretary of State to compile and maintain a list of acceptable non-profit private institutions and governmental entities. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have a one-time General Fund cost of $300,000 to $400,000 for the state to establish a list of acceptable nonprofit organizations (in the 2004-05 fiscal year) and an annual cost of $80,000 thereafter to maintain the list, and would engender annual costs to school districts and county offices of education probably in the range of $7 million statewide, beginning in 2005-06.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 965 (2002).