Community Schools Gain Traction Under LCFF

From EdSource: “Efforts to create full-service community schools that focus on serving the “whole child” with a wide array of services are gaining traction under the state’s new funding formula for schools.

“Shop 55 at Oakland High School is a thriving model of the community school concept. Shop 55 – housed in a renovated former auto shop building at the campus – is now a student health and activity center. Its co-director, Susan Yee, also serves as the community school coordinator managing multiple partnerships between the campus and agencies that provide much-needed social, mental and supplementary academic support to students, both before and after school.”

Read more about school-based health centers, community schools, and California’s new education funding law here.

Learn more about California’s new school financing model – the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) – here.