ERIC Number: ED339782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Link-Up: A Resource Directory. Interagency Collaborations To Help Children Achieve.
National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
This directory describes collaborative programs linking local school boards with other agencies in order to serve the full range of student needs that are essential to improved educational achievement. Reflecting a growing recognition by local school board members that schools alone cannot meet the complex educational and life management needs of students in our society, this book provides guidance for school board members and other policymakers concerning ways to formulate programs that will best meet their needs. Section I looks generally at why and how agencies are collaborating, including discussions of barriers to collaboration, ensuring confidentiality, requirements for successful partnerships, implementation, and limits. Section II provides descriptions of 171 actual collaborations grouped under the following categories: (1) adjudication issues; (2) child care/latchkey children; (3) co-location; (4) early intervention; (5) health care; (6) homelessness; (7) employment/job training; (8) interagency communication; (9) intergenerational/mentoring; (10) math/science achievement; (11) mental health; (12) other; (13) parenting; (14) single point of entry/case management; (15) social adjustment; (16) special education; (17) staff development; (18) stay-in-school; and (19) substance abuse. Each description includes information on target group, location, sponsors and school involvement, funding sources, and program and board contacts. Section III groups projects by target population. Section IV groups projects by state and school district. Sample interagency collaboration agreement, policy statement on confidentiality of records, and parental permission form are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Boards of Education, Child Rearing, Compensatory Education, Coordination, Day Care, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, School Community Relationship, Social Problems, Student Needs, Supplementary Education
Network Operations, National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.