Community Schools Roles

he Coordinator collaborates and coordinates with community partners and school staff to connect students with individualized and intensive community interventions and supports. They also work with families in crisis to get them connected to necessary community supports.    The Coordinator may coordinate or facilitate interventions  or programming for at-risk students and families needing additional support. The coordinator may lead the intervention themselves, or coordinate with outside providers and community partners.  The Coordinator may help to coordinate or facilitate school-based prevention and universal interventions, activities, events, programs or trainings that are available to all students or families.

 

The Community School Coordinator has six primary responsibilities:

  1. Facilitates the coordination of school and community resources based on the assets and needs of the school, students, families, and community

  2. Works hand-in-hand with a supportive principal and is a member of the school leadership team

  3. Builds relationships with school staff and community partners

  4. Engages families and community residents in the life of the school

  5. Coordinates an efficient delivery of supports to students both inside and outside the classroom

  6. Uses data on academic and non-academic factors to drive the work for a community school


Community School Coordinators remove barriers for K-12 students and connect students and families to resources such as:

housing/utilities, mentoring/tutoring, dental/vision/medical, food and nutrition, DHHS assistance, Budgeting Assistance, Mental/behavioral health, attendance barriers

Community School Leadership Team

The Community School Leadership Team is an essential component of a community school.  It is designed to engage invested stakeholders to focus their resources and energy where the school needs them most, using data to drive the work, and more specifically around the areas of academics, attendance, behavior, and family engagement.


MEMBERS

Principal

  • Community School Coordinator
  • Partners (faith-based organizations, non-profits, business leaders, mental health providers, etc.)
  • Family members and parent organization leaders
  • Student (potentially)
  • Teacher (potentially),
  • DHHS P2P Worker,
  • Health Aid or School Nurse,
  • School support staff


STRUCTURE 

Monthly meetings held at the school or a nearby location, led by the Community School Coordinator

  • Present school needs and opportunities for strategic partner engagement
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Share out school improvements and celebrations
  • Receive updates from community partners