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Soquel UN ESD |  BP  1020  Community Relations

Youth Services   

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The Governing Board desires to help all district students achieve to their highest potential regardless of their social, health, or economic circumstances and recognizes that schools alone cannot meet all the complex needs of children. The district shall provide support services for children and families to the extent possible and shall work with other local governments, businesses, foundations, and community-based organizations, as appropriate, to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the community's youth.

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5136 - Gangs)

(cf. 5141.32 - Health Screening for School Entry)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

(cf. 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention)

(cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)

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

(cf. 5148 - Child Care and Development)

(cf. 5148.2 - Before/After School Programs)

(cf. 5148.3 - Preschool/Early Childhood Education)

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)

(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)

The Board shall initiate or participate in collaborative relationships with city and county elected officials to design and coordinate multi-agency programs that respond to the needs of children and families and provide more efficient use of district and community resources. The Board may establish or participate in formal structures for governance teams to regularly meet and discuss issues of mutual concern.

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 9140 - Board Representatives)

The Superintendent and appropriate staff shall cooperate with public and private entities in the planning and implementation of joint projects or activities within the community. The Superintendent or designee may designate a coordinator to ensure effective implementation of the district's responsibilities in any such collaborative project.

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

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

In order to identify priorities for youth services, the Board shall encourage a periodic assessment of children's needs within the community, which may include, but not be limited to, needs based on poverty, child abuse and neglect, poor physical or mental health, homelessness, placement in foster care, lack of access to child care, substance abuse, or violence. The needs assessment also should examine the extent to which those needs are being met through existing services in the district and in the community, the costs of providing those services, and any gaps, delay, or duplication of services.

The Board shall approve the services to be offered by the district, the resources that will be allocated to support collaboration, any use of school facilities for services, and any development or joint use of facilities with other jurisdictions.

(cf. 1330 - Use of School Facilities)

(cf. 3100 - Budget)

All agreements with other agencies to coordinate services or share resources shall be in writing. The Board may establish joint powers agreements or memorandums of understanding, when feasible, to formalize the responsibilities and liabilities of all parties in a collaborative activity.

The Superintendent or designee shall work with interagency partners to explore funding opportunities available through each agency, state and national grant programs, and/or private foundations for youth service coordination and delivery.

In order to facilitate service delivery or determination of eligibility for services, the district may share information with other appropriate agencies with parent/guardian consent and in accordance with laws pertaining to confidentiality and privacy.

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)

The Board shall receive regular reports of progress toward the identified goals of the collaborative effort. The reports may include, but not be limited to, feedback from staff and families regarding service delivery, numbers of children and families served, specific indicators of conditions of children, and indicators of system efficiency and cost effectiveness.

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

The Board shall communicate with the community about the district's collaborative efforts and the conditions of children within the schools. The Board may advocate for local, state, and national policies, programs, and initiatives designed to improve the conditions of children and youth.

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1160 - Political Processes)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

Legal Reference:


8800-8807 Healthy Start support services for children

49073 Privacy of student records

49075 Parent/guardian permission for release of student records

49557.2 Sharing of information for MediCal eligibility


120440 Immunization records; release to local health departments

130100-130155 Early childhood development; First 5 Commission


5850-5883 Mental Health Services Act

18961.5 Computerized database; families at risk for child abuse; sharing of information

18980-18983.8 Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council

18986-18986.30 Interagency Children's Services Act

18986.40-18986.46 Multidisciplinary services teams

18986.50-18986.53 Integrated day care program

18987.6-18987.62 Family-based services

Management Resources:


Foster Youth: Supports for Success, Governance Brief, May 2016

Community Schools: Partnerships Supporting Students, Families and Communities, Policy Brief, October 2010

Building Healthy Communities: A School Leader's Guide to Collaboration and Community Engagement, 2009


California Report Card: The State of the State's Children


Healthy Children, Healthy Communities: An Action Guide for California Communities, 2006

Stretching Community Dollars: Cities, Counties and School Districts Building for the Future, 2006



California Department of Education, Learning Support:

California Department of Public Health:

California Department of Social Services:

California State Association of Counties:

Children Now:

Cities, Counties and Schools Partnership:

First 5 California:

League of California Cities:

Youth Law Center:


adopted: April 18, 2018 Capitola, California