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  1. Exploration of Full Service Community Schools

  2. What are Full Service Community Schools? 5

  3. Everyone in a community has the same goals. Student Learning Strong Families Healthy Communities 5

  4. Government Schools Families Health care Faith-based organizations Business Community Social services Traditional school and community programs operate independently to achieve goals. Student Learning Strong Families Healthy Communities 5

  5. Full Service Community Schools help community organizations work togetherfor better results. Student Learning Strong Families Healthy Communities Schools Government Families Health care Faith-based organizations Business Social services Community 5

  6. A Full Service Community School is a set of partnerships that integrate school and community activities. Schools Faith-basedorganizations Businesses Health and social service organizations Community organizations Governmentagencies Families 5

  7. Full Service Community Schools choose from a variety of activities, based on local needs • English as a Second Language • Environmental Education • Family Literacy • Family Support Centers • Health Care Referral • Home Visits • Housing Information • Job Training Programs • Leadership Training Programs • Mental Health Services • Adult Education • Arts Education • Before and After School Programs • Case Management • Child Care • Counseling • Crisis Intervention • Cultural Activities • Dental Services • Early Childhood Education • English as a Second Language 5

  8. Full Service Community Schools History National-Federal-State-Local 6

  9. 1935 First formal community school movement- Mott Foundation provided funding for community school partnership- Flint Michigan Freeman Community School-First community school designed and built for community education 1952 6

  10. 1965 • Head Start established-focus was on providing education for pre-school children below poverty level • Article 14 Section 226 of Illinois School Code mandated special education through unit districts, dual districts, cooperatives or joint agreement 6

  11. 1966National Community Education Association founded 1970 Congress passes the Community Schools Act 1976 Illinois Community Education Association founded 6

  12. 1986 Illinois State Board of Education began the Truancy Alternative Optional Education initiative 1992 Illinois Project Success worked to develop Full Service Community Schools statewide through partnership with North Central Regional Educational Laboratories (NCREL) 6

  13. 1996 1994 Sullivan Community Schools began in Central Illinois with the help of Illinois Community Education Association * Polk Brothers Foundationbegan work with 3 Chicago schools to move them to full service community model through partnership with NCREL 6

  14. Full Service Community School takes off 1998 21st Century Community Learning Centers funded by the U. S. Department of Education 1999 Illinois State Board of Education established the Summer Bridges Program to help elementary students improve basic skills • 1998 Teen REACH Program created by the Illinois Department of Human Services 6

  15. 2001 • No Child Left Behind Title IV Community Service Grant • Illinois Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports • Polk Bros. Initiative grew into the Chicago “Campaign” with a goal to develop 100 full service community schools in 5 years NCLB PBIS "The Campaign" 6

  16. Southern Illinois Regional Office of Education #02 received the Illinois Workforce Advantage/Federation of Community United States grant for Community Learning Center 2002 * Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education presented the final report of the Illinois After-school Initiative Task Force 2003 Illinois After School Initiative Regional Office of Education Initiative Grant to develop training for Full Service Community Schools in Illinois IARSS 6

  17. System of Support Standards-aligned curriculum, instruction & classroom assessment Data Analysis & School Improvement Plan Development Student, Family & Community Support Services Teacher & Administrator Enhancement 8

  18. Student, Family & Community Support Services • Wrap-around services • Health services • Family services • After-school initiatives • Specific behavior instruction and support • Attendance • Tardiness • Discipline • Dropout prevention 8

  19. How Full Service Community Schools Create the Conditions for Learning 1. Schools create quality learning environments Research shows that: 9

  20. Young people have… • Improved grades and/or test scores • Higher attendance • Lower behavioral • Reduced dropout rates • Schools have… • Teachers spend more time on class preparation and with students • Improvements in teacher attendance • Communities have… • Increased use of school facilities 9

  21. 2. Students engage in authentic learning activities in the community. Research shows that: 10

  22. Young people have… • Increased sense of personal control over academic success • Increased sense of attachment and responsibility to the community • Schools have… • Greater resources due to more community partnerships • Increased emphasis on project-based learning connected to the community • Communities have… • Strengthened community pride • Citizens and students engaged in more school and community service. 10

  23. 3. Student and family physical, mental, and emotional health needs are met. Research shows that: 10

  24. Young people have… • Increased access to physical and mental health services • Improvement in personal or family situation, abuse, or neglect • Decrease in self-destructive behaviors • Schools have… • Affirmed that on-site services are an important resource • Families have… • Improved outcomes for basic needs • Greater knowledge of child development • Improved adult literacy 10

  25. 4. Schools and families are collaborative partners Research shows that… 10

  26. Young people have… • Increased sense of school connectedness Schools have... • Increased parent participation in children’s learning • Improved communication between families and schools/teacher Families have... • Increase confidence in their role as their child’s teacher • Greater attendance at school meetings • Stronger sense of responsibility for their children’s schooling 9

  27. Examples of Full Service Community Schools Chicago: Polk Bros Central Illinois: Sullivan Community Education Southern Illinois 11

  28. The Polk Bros. Foundation’s Objectives Objective 1: To improve the access of children and families to: • recreation • education • social service • health programs by developing an integrated and coordinated service delivery mechanism at each school. 11

  29. The Polk Bros. Foundation’s Objectives • Objective 2: • Involve • school faculty and staff • students • parents • community • nonprofit representativesin deciding which programs and services will take place in the school building and monitoring their success. 11

  30. The Polk Bros. Foundation’s Objectives Objective 3: Create a mutually supportive environment. 11

  31. ThePolk Bros. Foundation’s Objectives Objective 4: Improve the relationship between parents and school staff 11

  32. Ensure that the parent’s contribution to their child’s education is valued and nurtured by school staff. 11

  33. Chicago Coalition for Community Schools • In 2001, the Polk Bros. Initiative grew into the Chicago “Campaign”. Its goal is to develop 100 full service/community schools in Chicago in the next five years. • The “Campaign” is supported by Polk Bros. Foundation and the Chicago Public Schools along with other foundations, including the Bank One Foundation. 12

  34. Sullivan Community Education Program Sullivan Schools Central Illinois 1994 12

  35. Recycling Program Litter Program City Beautification Toy & Clothing Drive 12

  36. Mentoring Tech Prep Internship Tutoring / After School Program Community Education SeminarsClasses Open Labs Building Access Hours 12

  37. Attendance Rates Dropout Rates 13

  38. ACT Score Comparison 13

  39. Community Learning Center Southern Illinois 13

  40. Southern Illinois Funding: Grant through Illinois Workforce Advantage and Federation of Community United States (FOCUS) Purpose: To provide meaningful educational and recreational after school programs to bring parents, community members, staff and students together. Population served: Over 400 students and adults have been impacted by the many programs offered through this grant. 13

  41. Activities in Goreville Puppet Shows Exercise Crafts 13

  42. Massac Teen Reach Music Hiking Sports 13

  43. Shawnee North Life Safety 14

  44. Creating Full Service Community Schools 27

  45. The process of creating Full Service Community Schools has three phases. Explore Plan Implement 27

  46. Explore First, schools and communities explore creating a Full Service Community School. Hold community information meeting Make commitment to proceed Hear the idea Invite community partners 27

  47. Explore Hold Community Information Meeting Action: 3-hour interactive information session Objective:Provide stakeholders with information to decide whether or not to start a full service community school We do You do Facilitate meeting Learn about Full Service Community Schools 27

  48. Stakeholder Checklist • A desire has been expressed to explore the possibility of the concept of Full Service Community Schools. • Participants are sought from various community groups for the exploration. • The Stakeholders are inclusive and diverse in population. • Parents and students are an important component. 27

  49. School Staff • Parents • Students • Local Social Services • Public Health • Law Enforcement • Local Business • Colleges/Universities • Local Health Services • Faith-Based Organizations • Mental Health • Department of Children/Family Services 27

  50. Cooperative Extension • Library • Department of Human Services • Recreational Organizations • Local Government • Public Housing • Substance Abuse Prevention Providers • Senior Citizen Organizations • Others 28