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Help improve our Community Schools Strategy

City Schools encourages all students, staff, families, and community members to be active participants in the operation of its Community Schools. These public schools provide services and support that fit each neighborhood’s needs. Community Schools have strategic partnerships with community resources that promote student achievement, positive learning conditions, and the well-being of students, families, and the community.

This month, we are offering two ways for you to get involved:

Complete our feedback form on Board Policy ADH - Community School

In 2016 the BCPS Board of School Commissioners adopted Board Policy ADH and its regulation (ADH-R), which guides the implementation of the Community School strategy in City Schools. We are revising and updating the Community School Policy to reflect increases in funding sources such as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Schools (Kirwan) and the rise of Community Schools.

Please review the updated policy and regulation drafts here and complete our feedback form.


City Schools’ Community School Steering Committee seeks new members

City Schools is now accepting applications to join the Community School Steering Committee (CSSC). This is a group of stakeholders, experts, parents, students, Community School practitioners, and community leaders assembled to promote, oversee, and evaluate the implementation of the Community School Strategy in City Schools. Apply by Friday, February 10.

CSSC members attend Steering Committee meetings four times per year. Steering Committee meetings virtually or in person from 4 - 6 p.m. Steering Committee members also participate in additional committee workgroups such as Policy Implementation, Sustainability, Bylaws, Nominating, Evaluation, and Branding and Marketing.

Apply to serve here.