News Update

People’s Forum on Community Schools in Sacramento Wednesday

Teachers and parents from four Sacramento-area schools and educational leaders from San Diego Unified will hold a People’s Forum on Community Schools on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The state has made $4.1 billion available to school districts to establish community schools through the California Community Schools Partnership Program.

Community schools take an integrated approach to students’ academic, health and social-emotional needs by making connections with an array of government and community services and by building trusting relationships with students and families.

Forum organizers want school district leaders to use shared-governance models when establishing community schools. Shared governance ensures that educators, students and their families sit at the same table as school administrators to make decisions about their neighborhood schools, according to a news release from the California Teachers Association.

Parents and educators representing Folsom-Cordova, Natomas, Sacramento City and Twin Rivers unified schools districts as well as educational leaders from San Diego Unified School District will be in attendance at the forum.