ABC’s of ISS: Integrated Student Supports Improve Attendance, Behavior and Coursework
Communities In Schools (CIS) works inside schools to forge community partnerships that bring resources in and remove barriers to student learning. Integrated Student Supports (ISS) are provided in each school through a single point of contact—the Site Coordinator. The CIS model of ISS uses Early Warning Indicators to identify students at greatest risk and work with them to understand and address the underlying causes of academic challenges, absenteeism, and social emotional challenges. This session will use data from the CIS network, specifically North East ISD, to share promising practices for supporting schools, staff, and students for academic success in a cost-effective way. The presentation will introduce an evidence-based model that highlights Title I, outline how districts can partner with communities to connect students and families with the supports they need to show up to school ready to learn, and highlight the positive impact of Integrated Student Supports.
This talk was presented at:
National Title I Conference
Long Beach, CA
Gary Chapman oversees provision of high quality nonprofit management and student support expertise for CIS, has spent 17 years in the education sector in school districts and nonprofits, and holds degrees in psychology, social work, and educational leadership.
Colleen Bohrmann oversees Policy Compliance, Guidance Services, Federal and State Programs, Career and Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, World Languages and Community Partnerships in the second largest district in the San Antonio area. She began her career as a third grade teacher and has held many other administrative roles.
Eric Wicker manages Federal and State Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Engagement and Community Partnerships for the second largest district in the San Antonio metropolitan area, serving approximately 67,000 students. He began his career as a third grade teacher and has served as an Assistant Principal and campus Principal.