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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  1020  Community Relations

Youth Services   

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The Board of Education realizes that the schools alone cannot meet children's complex individual needs. Parents/guardians, schools, local government, businesses, foundations and community-based organizations all must work together to assess needs, improve conditions for our community's youth, and ensure that the multiple services needed by children and families are coordinated so as to avoid gaps, duplication or delay.

The Board shall initiate or participate in collaborative relationships with city and county leaders to develop local policies and provide effective multi-agency programs that respond to the needs of children and families.

(cf. 1400 - Relations between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)

The Superintendent and staff shall contact and cooperate with public and private agencies to ensure the availability and effective implementation of child care, after-school, nutrition, health and other services for children. District staff shall have opportunities to learn collaborative skills that will enhance their participation in these efforts.

The Board shall regularly evaluate the progress of collaborative efforts and shall monitor district budget, facilities and personnel priorities for opportunities to promote community collaboration and youth services.

The Board shall advocate for local, state and national policies, legislation and programs designed to provide or better coordinate services for children and families.

The district shall provide support services for children and families to the extent possible.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)

(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)

(cf. 4331 - Staff Development)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5141.32 - Child Health and Disability Prevention Program)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

(cf. 5141.41 - Child Abuse Prevention)

(cf. 5141.6 - Student Health and Social Services)

(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)

Legal Reference:


35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

58700-58702 Tutoring and homework assistance program


18961.5 Computerized data base; families at risk for child abuse; sharing of information; multidisciplinary teams

18986.2-18986.30 Interagency Children's Services Act, especially:

18986.11-18986.15 County interagency collaboration

18986.40-18986.46 Integrated children's services programs

Management Resources:


Collaboration for Kids, March 1995


Model Form for Consent to Exchange Confidential Information among the Members of an Interagency Collaborative, Youth Law Center, San Francisco, 1995


adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California