Idaho Coalition for Community Schools

Who we are
We are a group of Community Schools practitioners, leaders, and partners who are committed to promoting the Community School strategy throughout the great state of Idaho.

Our Purpose
To provide a means for local and state community schools stakeholders to connect, deepen knowledge and skills, and advocate for supportive policies.

Coalition Goals
– Remove barriers to improve student and family success
Measured by student achievement, student and family physical/mental/emotional health
– Engage the community in Community Schools
Measured by community awareness of Community Schools, partnerships between community and school
– Students are ready to learn at every level
Measured by student achievement, participation in high quality early education, student and family basic needs are met

Image credit: Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership

What is a Community School?
Community Schools are neighborhood public schools that partner with stakeholders to create conditions where every student thrives. This evidence based strategy stands on four pillars: integrated student supports, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, genuine family and community engagement and collaborative decision making. Each community school is as unique as the neighborhood that surrounds it, but all are driven by the principle that every student deserves the opportunity to succeed.