What is a Community School?
Governor Newsom continues to increase funding to help expand existing community schools and establish new ones. The governor added another $1 billion in the state budget for the 2022-23 school year after allocating a whopping $3 billion last year.
Please join us for this exciting opportunity to transform your school into a community school and to help our educational communities thrive and succeed.
This training gives preK-12 union leaders a brief overview and understanding of community schools as well as the capacity to assess your current school climate and determine if your school would be a good candidate to become a community school. Here’s what community schools have the power to do:
- Provide a framework for school improvement that taps into our value system and belief that every child deserves a high-quality, equitable public education.
- Help overcome the barriers to learning created by poverty and a lack of opportunities by utilizing and coordinating existing resources so that all children can become career, community, and college ready.
- Embody solution-driven unionism and have the potential to mobilize members and build ties to the community while fighting back against those who wish to defund, destabilize and privatize public education.
- After this initial training, if you and your union are interested in your school becoming a community school, you can participate in the in-depth training series developed by AFT. Learn more about the AFT training series.
- The California Department of Education has developed regulations for the Community Schools Partnership Program. Learn more about the program.
- Learn about other community schools in California from educators themselves! Watch videos and find resources in the CFT Community Schools toolkit.
About our Online Trainings
When you register to attend this CFT Zoom training, you will receive email confirmation of your registration directly from Zoom. The email will contain the link to join the videoconference from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, as well as the phone number if you choose to call in for your audio.