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 students to stay in school and achieve in life. The CIS model is designed to keep students persisting in education and ultimately graduate from high school. 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: 

·         Health and human services- including mental health and basic needs

·         Supportive guidance and counseling- both individual and group, and crisis response

·         Parental and family engagement- including home visits and consultation

·         Academic enhancement and support- including tutoring and extended learning time

·         College and career awareness- including preparation and transition

·         Enrichment activities- including mentoring and school engagement activities

CIS of Texas program performance

  • There are 28 local CIS of Texas grantees operating statewide.
  • In the 2017-2018 school year, these 28 programs case managed 86,435 students on 913 campuses in 142 school districts.

Student Performance (Case Managed Students) 2017-2018:

·         98% stayed in school (Grades 7-12)

·         96% promoted to the next grade (Kindergarten-grade 11)

·         94% eligible seniors graduated

·         90% targeted for academics, improved

·         74% targeted for attendance, improved

·         93% targeted for behavior, improved

·         96% targeted for social services met goals

 

CIS of Texas funding information

  • FY 2019 – (State) $15,521,815, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2018 – (State) $15,521,817, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • 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

* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

CIS of Texas programs

  CIS of Texas laws and rules  

CIS of Texas Contact

Sara Grunberger

CIS Statewide Coordinator

Ph: (512) 463-8254

Sara.Grunberger@tea.texas.gov