Research and literature related to community schools identify the following elements:
- Formal partnerships with community agencies, corporate sponsors, and other social organizations.
- A community school committee which may include principals, community-based organizations, families, community members, and school staff.
- Community and family engagement intended to involve students, parents, and neighbors.
- A resource coordinator.
- Integrated programs designed to promote and build both individual and community wellness (often including health care).
- Extended learning opportunities in the form of additional or extended school days.
- Organized extracurricular before or after school programs.
- A commitment to high quality education outcomes.
- An organized approach to teacher and administrator professional development.
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