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S.F. No. 1206 - Full-Service Community Schools
 
Author: Senator Alice M. Johnson
 
Prepared By: Ann Marie Lewis, Senate Counsel (651/296-5301)
 
Date: March 20, 2015



 

Section 1. Full-service community schools.

Subdivision 1. Definitions. Defines the following terms: community organization, community school consortium, community school programming, high-quality child care or early childhood programming, school site, and site coordinator.

Subdivision 2. Full-service community school program. (a) Directs the commissioner to fund eligible school sites.  An eligible school site must be a school that is on a development plan for continuous improvement or a school in a district that has an approved achievement and integration plan.

(b) School sites must receive $100,000 annually and hire a site coordinator.

(c) Implementation funding is $20,000 for up to one year for planning.

(d) Requires a school site to have a 12 to 15 member school leadership team to develop school-specific programming goals, assessing program needs, and overseeing the process of implementing expanded programming at the site.

(e) Requires a school site to do a baseline analysis before beginning programming as a full-service community school.

(f) School sites must establish at least two of the following types of programming: early childhood, academic, parental involvement, mental and physical health, community involvement, positive discipline practices, and other programming designed to meet school and community needs identified in the baseline analysis. 

(g) Requires the school leadership team to develop a detailed plan that includes the following: establishment and operation of the school leadership team; maintenance of attendance records; maintenance of measurable data showing participation and effects of programming on participants; collaboration between the school and community stakeholders; compliance with the district nondiscrimination policy; and school leadership team development.

Subdivision 3. Full-service community school review. (a) Establishes a three year review for schools to report to the commissioner.  The report must include the following:

  1. an assessment of the effectiveness of the school site in implementing the plan;
  2. problems encountered in the development or implementation of the plan;
  3. the operation of the leadership team and the team’s contribution to the successful execution of the plan;
  4. recommendations for improvements to programming;
  5. the number and percentage of students receiving programming who had not been previously served;
  6. the number and percentage of nonstudent community members receiving programming who had not been previously served;
  7. student retention improvements;
  8. academic achievement improvements;
  9. changes in student school readiness, involvement in learning and their community, physical, social and emotional health, and relationships with school and community environment;
  10. an accounting of anticipated local budget savings;
  11. family involvement improvements;
  12. assessment of community stakeholder satisfaction;
  13. assessment of institutional partner satisfaction;
  14. the ability to continue services in the absence of future full-service community school funding;
  15. increases in access to services; and
  16. the degree of increased collaboration among agencies and private partners.

(b) Requires the commissioner to evaluate the reports submitted by the schools on the following criteria:

  1. the effectiveness of the school in implementing the full-service community plan;
  2. the extent to which the project delivered lessons on ways to improve programming for students;
  3. the degree to which there has been an increase in students and nonstudents receiving programming;
  4. the degree to which there has been an improvement in student retention and academic achievement among students receiving programming;
  5. local budget savings;
  6. degree of community stakeholder and institutional partner engagement;
  7. the ability to continue services in the absence of future full-service community school funding;
  8. increased access to services for students and their families; and
  9. the degree of increased collaboration among agencies and private partners.

Section 2.  Appropriation.  Appropriates a blank amount for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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