Community Schools / Escuelas Comunitarias

What is a Community School?

¿Qué es una escuela comunitaria?

Community Schools are public schools that partner with families and community organizations to provide well-rounded educational opportunities and support for students’ school success.

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4 Pillars of Community Schools

4 pillars of Community Schools

4 pillares de escuelas comunitarias

The Community Schools approach uses 4 pillars which reinforce each other to create synergy.

Integrated Student Supports ensure that children, youth and families have access to medical, dental, vision services and stable housing and food.  We know that children must have basic needs met to be able to show up in school ready to learn.

Expanded and Enriched Learning Time could look like after school, summer school or intersession or enrichment programs.

Family and Student Engagement means establishing and maintaining trusting relationships and using those relationships to build a shared vision of what a community school looks like for our children, youth and families.  It also means that students and families are able to participate in the process by ensuring interpretation services or bilingual presentations and culturally appropriate activities.

Finally, Collaborative Leadership leverages the expertise of ALL community stakeholders (children, youth, families, teachers, staff, community leaders and funders) to share in the decision-making process and commit to a cultural of continuous improvement.

Spectrum of Community Engagement

Spectrum of Community Engagement

Spectrum of Community Engagement

The Spectrum of Family Engagement for Educational Equity is designed to provide school districts and community/family organizing groups with shared language for being explicit about the level of family engagement in school planning and decision-making, and the impact that level of engagement has on families, communities, and on student outcomes.

Community Schools Newsletters

Community Schools Documents

Please click on the button to read the Implementation grant that was submitted on March 21, 2023!

Get Involved!

All students, staff, family and community members are invited to participate in the monthly site based community tables. See dates and times below. If you would like to receive a monthly newsletter with updates from the District Community Table please email Daphne Cummings at:

Bodega Bay School

At 4:30pm in the Library

January 23, 2023

February 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

May 1, 2023

Tomales Elementary

At 3pm in the Family Center

January 4, 2023*

February 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

April 5, 2023

May 3, 2023

* Rescheduled for January 11, 2023 due to weather conditions.

West Marin/ Inverness School

At 3:15pm in the Family Center

January 9, 2023

February 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

April 17, 2023

May 8, 2023

Tomales High School

At 3pm in the Library

January 17, 2023

Feb 28, 2023

March 21, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 16, 2023