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CS Fundamentals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The CS Fundamentals Workshop is for district, school, COE, and community partner teams who have received California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) planning or implementation grants, OR are interested in applying for state/federal grants to support their community school strategies.

You can see pricing information below!

But first, please note that the CS Fundamentals Workshop is designed specifically for teams. Why? Community schools work is about relationships. Specifically, strengthening relationships to develop a shared understanding and collective vision for what it takes to advance equitable student success. Doing it well means regularly making space for level-setting as a team, so you can be relevant to the priorities and lived realities of your students, families, schools, and communities.

These workshops also offer a chance for you and your team to make connections to other community school teams and leaders across CA schools and districts to learn how they are doing that meaning-making within their own communities.

To make it more cost-effective to attend, we’re offering discounted rates for groups that register as teams of four people or more.

  • Individual fee: $300 per person

  • Teams of 1-3 people: $300 per person

  • Teams of 4-8 people: $280 per person

  • Teams of 9+ people: $260 per person

We’re so glad you asked. Think about bringing:

  • Your superintendent or cabinet level person (with decision-making authority);

  • The folx you worked with to submit your grant application;

  • Staff that will be impacted by the priority areas you identified in your proposal. For example, your MTSS Coordinator, Associate Sup of Student Services, Linked Learning Coordinator, Associate Sup of Instruction.

  • If you have one, your Community Schools Coordinator/Resource Manager (and if you don’t have one yet, please don’t worry! You are not behind).

  • If specific schools are already identified as potential implementation sites, bring the leaders and/or leadership team from those sites (principal, AP, grade-level chairs, family liaison, etc.).

The discounted registration fee for teams of four people or more is only applicable if you register for your full team and pay the group's fee at the time of your registration. Coordinate with your team to designate a someone who can be the Registration Manager, and register the group together to receive the lowest possible rate for attendance.

All great questions!

The CS Fundamentals Orange County Workshop will be held at the following address.

Orange County Department of Education

Building D, 200 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parking is plentiful and free at the OCDE site!

For hotel stays we recommend the Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa. Get a discounted rate by calling 714 549 0300 and mention the Orange County Department of Education Rate or book with the link: https://bookings.travelclick.c...

Certainly! This November, CSLX and our co-designers at the National Center for Community Schools are bringing the CS Fundamentals Roadshow to Orange County from November 17-18, 2022

The event will run from approximately 8:30am PST-4:30pm PST on both days.

We don’t have any current plans to bring the Roadshow to other regions this November.

Please note that you are always welcome to bring questions about your community schools strategies to our Office Hours. These bi-monthly calls are an opportunity for you to discuss your ideas, questions, and strategies with CSLX and other practitioners on an ongoing basis. Sign up here!

We also recommend keeping an eye on our Events. To be the first to know about CSLX live and virtual events, make sure you sign up for our emails. And if you’re still absolutely convinced that you’d like to partner with us to bring the Roadshow to your community, contact us.

Yes! Coffee and light breakfast will be provided each morning, and for lunch we will have options from local vendors available, free of charge (the price of meals is included in your attendance fee).

Gluten free and vegan options will also be available for participants with dietary restrictions.

Both morning and afternoon meals are included in your fee for attendance and are free of charge.

Great! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about registration. Email: