Communities in Schools (CIS) Program and Executive Directors’ Support

Priority Alignment
Innovations in Learning
TXCC is working with the Texas Communities in Schools (CIS) State Coordinator at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to support the 26 CIS Executive Directors, building a community of practice to address identified needs and to share best practices and experiences.
Progress to Date
  • TXCC is working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to revise and redesign the Communities in Schools (CIS) Policies, Standards, and Procedures manual that is used by the CIS of Texas network. TXCC continues to support TEA in CIS leadership meetings as well as CIS working team meetings by assisting in planning and preparation and by documenting and sharing key information and action items following each team meeting.
  • TEA and TXCC planned and facilitated a CIS data specialist meeting. In attendance were data specialists, program coordinators, and master trainers. The meeting focused on clarifying the intentions and processes of CISTMS (the database system), introducing a new data verification policy, and leading a “how-to” on data downloads using Microsoft Access. TXCC continues to support TEA in CIS leadership meetings as well as CIS working team meetings by assisting in planning and preparation and by documenting and sharing key information and action items following each team meeting.