What else distinguishes a community school from a traditional school?

Most community schools have a full-time director or coordinator who partners with the principal to ensure that the needs of students and their families are understood and addressed. The director works with school staff to conduct a systematic needs assessment that guides the school’s comprehensive education plan, making sure that the school recruits the right partners—those whose work is aligned with the school’s goals, needs and plans. The work of the partners is coordinated by the director and integrated with the school’s core instructional plan.