Family and Community Involvement
A community school is both a set of partnerships and a place where services, supports, and opportunities lead to improved learning for students and residents of all ages, stronger families, and healthier communities.
It is a dynamic relationship among community residents, organizations and local schools that creates a way for people to enhance their lives and communities through learning, collaboration, and wise use of resources.
Community schools are grounded in the concept that learning occurs in many places—in school, after school, in neighborhoods and communities-throughout our lives. Research has shown that children need support from their families and communities to achieve their full potential, and community schools offer an effective model for providing that support.
ODE Web Pages
Community and School Partnerships
Oregon Community School Basics
New Challenges for Public Schools
All Together Now: Sharing Responsibility for the Whole Child
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