County office takes lead role in California community school expansion

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“A movement in California to expand the number of community schools aims to revitalize neighborhoods suffering from low student enrollment, disappointing academic achievement and barriers to access for health services, say those involved in the effort.

This spring, the state launched the California Community Schools Partnership Program — a seven-year $3 billion effort to prioritize ‘whole child’ supports in what it said is the ‘most ambitious’ commitment to community schools in the nation.

Community schools are public schools operated at the local level that provide direct access to other supports, such as healthcare, social services, youth development, community engagement and more.”

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