ERIC Number: ED396401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Make a Deal: Collaborating on a Full-Service School with Your Community. Roadmaps to Success: The Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series.
Hoover, Susan; Achilles, Charles M.
This handbook offers step-by-step guidelines for practitioners and community leaders who desire to upgrade the human services available to students and their families. Specifically, the book offers strategies for developing school and community collaboration to improve the benefits provided to students in a school district. The book describes the cooperative efforts of the Bryson Middle School and the Piedmont Center for Mental Health in Greenville County, South Carolina, which developed a school-based mental-health delivery model called Families and Neighborhood Schools (FANS). Chapter 1 makes the case for schools and communities working together for students. Chapter 2 provides data related to the FANS case study, and the third chapter highlights 10 steps for achieving a collaborative effort. A list of common denominators shared by exemplary school-community collaborative programs across the United States is presented in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 discusses reasons why collaboration between schools and communities is necessary to improve the future for students. Two tables are included. (Contains an annotated bibliography of 9 sources and 45 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Coordination, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Human Services, Integrated Services, Partnerships in Education, Program Administration, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Social Services
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
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