“Josh and leadership at Cascade School District recognized that there were things happening outside of the school setting that were greatly impacting student academics and attendance. They wanted to better understand how the school could help students and address the issues impacting student academics.
One strategy they learned about was Community Schools, which is an approach for partnering with services and integrating programming to help students and families thrive. Initially, the district joined a learning cohort through the Idaho Coalition for Community Schools to learn best practices for operating as a community school. The district then applied for and received an implementation grant from the coalition that helped it launch as a community school and hire a coordinator.”
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