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Community Schools Strategic Site Plans

A Full-Service Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and community organizations. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities. 

Given that the needs of students and families differ from school to school and neighborhood to neighborhood, the set of services and partnerships at each school must also differ. The Community Schools Strategic Site Plan (CSSSP) is created by a school team including the principal, teachers, parents, community partners, and secondary school students. The CSSSP is a tool for sites to prioritize particular programs and strategies that will best serve their students, families, and the community. It lays out each school’s plan for becoming a Full-Service Community School.

The Community Schools Strategic Site Plan (CSSSP) is an opportunity for Oakland Unified schools to:

  • participate in an inclusive and collaborative planning and support process within the school community
  • develop priorities for the school with input from families and the community
  • build ongoing collaborative relationship in service of students and families.
  • publicly showcase the exciting work each school is doing to become a Full Service Community School

Here are a few short examples of strategies and actions that might be included in a school’s CSSSP:

  • build student awareness about career opportunities and college readiness through an annual career fair
  • improve meaningful family engagement through weekly teacher home visits to targeted students
  • improve the safety and health of the school learning environment by creating a peer mediation program and training staff and students in restorative justice practices

Click on your school’s plan below to learn more. If you have questions about your school's CSSSP, or would like to get involved, please contact your principal.