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The DC Code: § 38-754.02 Definitions.

Index38 Educational Institutions. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

1
"Community partner" means a provider of one or more eligible services.
2
"Community school" means a public and private partnership to coordinate educational, developmental, family, health, and after-school-care programs during school and non-school hours for students, families, and local communities at a public school or public charter school with the objectives of improving academic achievement, reducing absenteeism, building stronger relationships between students, parents, and communities, and improving the skills, capacity, and well-being of the surrounding community residents.
3
"Eligible consortium" means a partnership established between a local education agency and one or more community partners for purposes of establishing, operating, and sustaining a community school.
4
"Eligible services" means:
A
Primary medical and dental care that will be available to students and community residents;
B
Mental health prevention and treatment services that will be available to students and community residents;
C
Academic-enrichment activities designed to promote a student's cognitive development and provide opportunities to practice and apply academic skills;
D
Programs designed to increase attendance, including reducing early chronic absenteeism rates;
E
Youth development programs designed to promote young people's social, emotional, physical, and moral development, including arts, sports, physical fitness, youth leadership, community service, and service-learning opportunities;
F
Early childhood education, including Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
G
Programs designed to:
i
Facilitate parental involvement in, and engagement with, their children's education, including parental activities that involve supporting, monitoring, and advocating for their children's education;
ii
Promote parental leadership in the life of the school; and
iii
Build parenting skills;
H
School-age child-care services, including before-school and after-school services and full-day programming that operates during school holidays, summers, vacations, and weekends;
I
Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled and that offer multiple pathways to high school graduation or General Educational Development completion;
J
Youth and adult job-training services and career-counseling services;
K
Nutrition-education services;
L
Adult education, including instruction in English as a second language, adult literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy, and hard-skills training; or
M
Programs that provide remedial education and enrichment activities.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-142, see notes under § 38-751.01. DC CODE § 38-754.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 19, 2012, D.C. Law 19-142, § 402, 59 DCR 3642.)