As educators and classified professionals, we often mark
beginnings and ends with school years rather than calendar years.
Each May, students leave for the summer or graduate and venture
off to another stage in their lives. As these chapters open and
close, it’s hard not to think about similar times in our own
lives, when we moved on from a particularly beloved school or
classroom, and from the school staff that made our experience so
The CFT has launched a training program following Governor
Newsom’s extraordinary allocation of $2.8 billion to expand
existing community schools and establish new ones.
According to CFT President Jeff Freitas, “This is a national
effort, and California now has the largest amount of funding in
the nation for community schools. These funds will assist nearly
1,000 community schools in our state.”
The CFT is proud to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming California
Community Schools Institute to be held on February 26-27 in
Los Angeles. Community Schools provide wraparound services for
students, build parental involvement and increase broad-based
community support for schools.