Communities In Schools of Texas

Communities In Schools (CIS) is a dropout prevention program funded in part by the Texas Legislature and administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). CIS works in collaboration with school personnel to develop and provide a comprehensive Integrated Student Support (ISS) program uniquely tailored to address unmet academic and non-academic barriers to students' success. CIS staff complete a thorough campus needs assessment to identify campus needs, gaps in service, available resources, and the goals and priorities of the campus administration. CIS staff use this information to then develop a plan of service to address identified needs. In partnership with community providers, professional CIS staff provide a range of intentionally targeted services that are offered broadly to all students on campus and more intensively to a smaller cohort of "case-managed" students to ensure all students receive the level of support needed to consistently come to school ready to learn and remain on the path to graduation.  CIS receives parental permission to monitor student level data and track educational outcomes for all case-managed students served.

Services Provided by CIS in Texas

CIS in Texas provides services in eight broad areas:

  1. Mental and Behavioral Health Services - including a variety of behavioral health interventions, skill building activities, crisis response
  2. Health and Human Services - including connections to health services, basic needs assistance
  3. Parental and Family Engagement Services - including home visits and consultation
  4. Academic Enhancement and Support Services - including tutoring, developing study skills
  5. Attendance and Engagement Services - including attendance initiatives and re-engagement efforts
  6. College and Career Readiness Services - including post-secondary and career exploration, employment skills training, college visits
  7. Enrichment Services - including training, extended learning time, school climate activities
  8. Case Management Services - including academic and attendance monitoring, check-ins, service coordination

CIS of Texas Program Performance

  • As of the 2021-2022 school year, there are 27 local CIS of Texas grantees operating statewide.
  • In the 2021-2022 school year, 27 local CIS affiliates case managed 123,912 students on 1,428 campuses in 201 school districts.

Student Performance (Case Managed Students) 2021-2022:

  • 99% stayed in school (Grades 7-12)
  • 97% promoted to the next grade (Kindergarten-grade 11)
  • 97% eligible seniors graduated
  • 90% targeted for academics, improved
  • 74% targeted for attendance, improved
  • 83% targeted for behavior, improved
  • 97% targeted for social services met goals

CIS of Texas Funding Information

  • FY 2022 - (State) $33,523,998, (Federal*) $4,892,341
  • FY 2021 – (State) $27,469,633, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • FY 2020 – (State) $30,521,817, (Federal*) $4,842,342
  • 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

* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

CIS of Texas Programs

CIS of Texas Laws and Rules