Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) hosted a webinar, Blending and Braiding Funding for Full-Service Community Schools.
Blending and Braiding Funding for Full-Service Community Schools
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
3:00 – 4:15 pm ET
America’s public schools have been working to ensure the healthy development and academic achievement of our young people for decades. More recently our schools have been focused on addressing additional needs of students, such as physical and mental health needs. Schools cannot address the needs of the whole young person alone but must work in collaboration with community resources. Full-Service Community Schools work in partnership with community-based organizations, the private sector, and in public partnerships to provide wraparound services to all students. They have been shown to contribute to increased student attendance, on-time grade progression, and high school graduation.
In this webinar, our speakers described the Full-Service Community Schools model, discussed key elements of the approach, and shared information on how communities and schools can leverage diverse funding streams to support the development and implementation of the Full-Service Community Schools approach.
- Bernadine Futrell, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Equity and Discretionary Grants and Support Services, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Mario Cardona, Policy Advisor, Domestic Policy Council
- Mary Frances Street, Education Program Specialist, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Jane Hodgdon (moderator), Supervisory Education Program Specialist, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Elson Nash, Director, School Choice and Improvement Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Patrick Rooney, Director, School Support and Accountability, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Stephen Kostyo (moderator), Federation of American Scientists Impact Fellow, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, United States Department of Education
- Jay Roscup, Community Schools Director, Sodus Central School District, NY
- Kim McWilliams, Chief Officer of Family, School, and Community Partnerships, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, IN
- Federal Resources to Support Community Schools Toolkit (White House)
- District Leaders’ Strategies for Funding and Implementing Community Schools (Child Trends)
- Financing Community Schools - Partnership for the Future of Learning (Partnership for the Future of Learning)
- Community Schools Costing Tool (Learning Policy Institute)
- Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in A Schoolwide Program (US Department of Education)
- FAQs: Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Full-Service Community Schools & Related Strategies (US Department of Education)
- Raise the Bar for Student Success (US Department of Education)
- Braiding and Blending Funds: Learning, Collaborating and Understanding (Howard-Brown & Zuber, 2022)
- Applications for New Awards; Full-Service Community Schools Program (Federal Register)
- Within-District Allocations Under Title I, Part A Of the Elementary And Secondary Education Act Of 1965 Guidance (US Department of Education)
More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series
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