Communities In Schools of Texas

Communities In Schools of Texas

The mission of Communities In Schools (CIS) in Texas is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS partners with educators, students, and parents to identify needs of students who are at-risk of dropping out of school. Once the needs are identified, CIS customizes supports for students and families and provides individual case management services, engaging the community as part of this process. CIS monitors student level data and tracks education outcomes for those students served. CIS in Texas has six components:

Academic enhancement and support- including tutoring and extended learning time

College and career awareness- including preparation and transition

Health and human services- including mental health and basic needs

Parental and family engagement- including home visits and consultation

Supportive guidance and counseling- both individual and group

Enrichment activities- including mentoring

CIS of Texas program performance

  • There are 28 local CIS of Texas grantees operating statewide.
  • In the 2015-2016 school year, these 28 programs case managed 93,529 students on 942 campuses in 146 school districts.

Student Performance (Case Managed Students) 2015-2016:

  • 99% stayed in school
  • 95% promoted to the next grade
  • 95% eligible to graduate, graduated
  • 89% targeted for academics, improved
  • 77% targeted for attendance, improved
  • 92% targeted for behavior, improved

CIS of Texas funding information

  • FY 2017 – (State) $15,521,816, (Federal*) $4,842,341
  • FY 2016 – (State) $15,521,816, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2015 - (State) $15,521,815, (Federal*) $4,842,341
  • FY 2014 - (State) $15,521,816, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2013 - (State) $10,000,000, (Federal*) $4,842,341
  • FY 2012 - (State) $10,000,000, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2011 - (State) $16,130,976, (Federal*) $4,842,341
  • FY 2010 - (State) $16,130,976, (Federal*) $4,842,342

* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

CIS of Texas programs

  CIS of Texas laws and rules  

    Texas Education Agency

    CIS of Texas Contact

    Sara Grunberger

    CIS State Coordinator

    Ph: (512) 463-8254

    Sara.Grunberger@tea.texas.gov