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School Improvement Strategy

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A community school is a "whole-child" school improvement strategy where the district and school work closely with teachers, students, families, and partners.
Community school strategies can be effective approaches to mitigate the academic and social impacts of emergencies that affect local communities, improve school responsiveness to student and family needs, and organize school and community resources to address barriers to learning. Community schools often include four evidence-informed programmatic features, which are aligned and integrated into high-quality, rigorous teaching and learning practices and environments:
  • Integrated support services.
  • Family and community engagement.
  • Collaborative leadership and practices for educators and administrators.
  • Extended learning time and opportunities.
Integrated Student Supports Expanded and Enriched Learning Time and Opportunities Active Family and Community Engagement Collaborative Leadership and Practices