CSLX works directly with district, county and community partners to support their successful access to CCSPP funding and strong implementation. CSLX offers numerous free, publicly available resources to support LEAs, community, and municipal organizations access CCSPP funding and strong community school implementation. If you need additional support, please join us in office hours, check out one of our upcoming events, or reach out to join our network!
California is in the midst of a unique political and funding opportunity to fundamentally transform public education and ensure a whole-child, whole-community approach to effective teaching and learning. In 2021, the California legislature approved a $2.8 billion investment in community schools; this was accompanied by a $2.3 billion for expanded learning, $2.7 billion for universal transitional kindergarten, and $4.4 billion for student mental health, among other initiatives.
While this massive investment is long-awaited, it is also overwhelming! CSLX offers numerous free, publicly available resources to support LEAs, community, and municipal organizations access CCSPP funding and strong community school implementation. Together, with our partners, we are developing community schools implementation tools, along with cultivating multiple professional learning communities. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please reach out.
The state has significantly enhanced the potential for school and community leadership to act together to support student learning and development through the California Community Schools Partnership Program.
A brief video describing community schools, using the four pillars framework.
This brief examines the research on community schools, with two primary emphases. First, it explores whether the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens the possibility of investing in well-designed community schools to meet the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools.
A $3B investment in the CCSPP provides resources that can promote the transformation of education & child-serving systems. The potential for progress is huge, but so are the prospects for unintended consequences. This brief outlines considerations for ensuring that the CCSPP achieves its potential.
This guide provides a thorough overview of the community school director's roles, responsibilities, practice, and value-added in community school implementation.
This case study, commissioned by ABC Community School Partnership in Albuquerque, New Mexico, calculates the ROI for the Community School Coordinator over a the five-year period. Each $1 invested in the coordinator returned approximately $7.11 net benefits.
Fabulous dashboard of potential needs assessment data courses, at a variety of levels.
Needs Assessment Tool developed by the NCCS, in partnership with The Children's Aid Society, Chicago Public Schools Community Schools Initiative, and ActKnowledge. This tool includes a simple checklist to guide you through an inclusive needs assessment process.
A collection of non-traditional ways to solicit input from stakeholders, like selfie stations, candy surveys, and collages. These approaches allow for more substantive back-and-forth between you and your stakeholders, and are designed for settings where traditional approaches aren't the right fit.
Super Summary and other critical resources, Small School Districts Association (SSDA)
The 2021-22 California Community Schools Partnership Program Implementation Grant funds are to be used to support the establishment of new community schools and/or the expansion or continuation of existing community schools
The 2021-22 California Community Schools Partnership Program Planning Grant funds are to be used to support local educational agencies (LEA) in the development of a community school implementation plan. Due April 1, 2022.