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Helping students and families in need
Publication Date: 2/9/23
In Nampa alone there are five Family Community Resource Centers that take part in this initiative and they are working to raise awareness so that they might help more families.
More Idaho School Districts Are Embracing The Community School Strategy
Publication Date: 1/30/23, (ISBA’s Slate magazine pages 36-39)
“Community Schools offer a strong return on investment in Idaho communities, supporting student achievement and family success.”
Spelling it Out: Types of Schools
Publication Date: 1/23/23
“A community school is a school or district that works with community partners to help students be successful by providing services and opportunities to them and their families within and beyond the school day.”
“Everybody goes through tough times”: Community schools address basic needs so students can focus on learning
Publication Date: 1/23/23
Their philosophy: Students are more likely to succeed when their basic needs — and those of their families — are met.
Community Schools in Idaho are bolstering by statewide networks and enriched learning opportunities
Publication Date: 12/1/22
“Idaho is demonstrating innovation and investment through implementation of community school strategies.”
Nonprofits partner with schools to spotlight chronic absenteeism
Publication date: 10/4/22
“Recent data from 2020-21, shows that more than a quarter of the students in 19 school districts and charters were chronically absent.”
Caldwell School District looks to shore up attendance
Publication date: 9/15/22
“Each school has a team that focuses on students who are chronically absent. The district first tries to understand why the students are absent, and then offers resources for the students and their families.”
A one-stop shop for family resources anchors in Marsing
Publication date: 11/24/21
“United Way helps foster a collaborative of Idaho educators doing community school work, called the Idaho Coalition for Community Schools, and provides direct funding for a handful of the schools.
Marsing School District turns middle school into a community resource center
Publication Date: 2/6/2020
“The Hub acts as a school and community resource center. With a mission to reduce barriers such as food insecurity and other issues that impact students and families.”
Community Schools in the Boise District
Publication Date: 11/1/19
“Many partners are involved in each of the Community Schools, including non-profits such as the United Way and the Y, area hospital and clinics, churches, and others.
Purposity Uses App Technology To Connect Donors With Low-Income Students
Publication Date: 4/29/19
“Purposity is an app that helps Treasure Valley social workers use crowdfunding to raise money to by essential products like clothes, toiletries and and other daily necessities for low-income students.”
Nampa Resource Center Provides Stability for Struggling Families
Publication Date: 12/10/18
Kids can pick up bags of food to bring home to their parents, who may not have access to transportation.
Sacajawea, Snake River Elementary Schools become first community schools in Canyon County
Publication Date: 8/10/17
“Snake River and Sacajawea Elementary are the first community schools in Canyon County, which means they will be a hub of support for students, families and others in the community.