A group of school staff, partner representatives, and possibly students, that monitors partnership progress toward meeting its goals; recommended for all partnerships but most beneficial for schools and districts with a large number of partners
A term often used to describe programs that offer student instruction and enrichment activities during nonschool hours (see also: out-of-school time, increased learning time)
Practical process for locating resources, knowledge and expertise in a community
Any of several types of organizations that serve or are located in your community, including businesses, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, health care organizations and government agencies
Federal legislation that protects a student's personally identifiable information (PII)
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires that every school district and every school receiving Title I dollars must have a written parent engagement policy and must build school capacity to effectively implement the policy. The policy must be developed jointly with, approved by, and distributed to parents of participating children and the local community. As a school partner, a 21st CCLC program can be very important to implementing and sustaining the parent engagement plan. Copies of the plan should be available from school and district offices, and may be available on their websites.
A written agreement that establishes a formal working relationship between two partnering organizations; generally includes details such as the services to be provided, the responsible party, and the time period
A formal or informal process to identify and prioritize the differences between services that are currently available and services that are necessary to serve students and families; for example, a lack of a dance program and a high interest level among students indicating the need for a dance program
The ability of a school or community organization to provide resources or services for students
Hours outside of the regular school day, and they are often used for student enrichment activities that augment regular school-time instruction. Out-of-school time can occur before or after school, or in the summer.
A systematic process designed to build understanding about how a program works and what results it produces; this could include monitoring participation and attendance or comparing students who participate in a program with those who do not participate
A process used to identify potential partners in a geographic area; this can be initiated through direct contact with organizations or by reviewing Internet websites
A partnership that includes a common vision, goals, defined roles and shared responsibilities; one that involves both open communication and regular data sharing
Students are invited to express opinions and make choices about planning and implementing their own learning experiences
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