“Community schools function no differently from other public schools within the Department of Education. However, they distinguish themselves by partnering with local organizations to provide comprehensive services to students and families while also involving community members in the administration of the school. By considering the challenges children face inside and outside of the classroom, community schools aim to consolidate multiple programs and support systems in one place.
During this year’s legislative session, state leaders joined the national discourse on the growing importance of community schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
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