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Communities In Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc.
April 28, 2011

As a former elementary principal and a current CIS board member, I am well aware of the importance of having a one-on-one student-to-adult relationship at the campus level. One of my elementary teachers credits CIS with getting her high school son to graduate by providing an adult who ensured that her son made it to class and was not tardy as often as he had been previously.

More recently, I have worked as a Technical Assistance Provider at high schools which have not made Adequate Yearly Progress. Each of the two schools has exited AYP; CIS was one of many components of the safety net for students that helped these schools succeed in another city.

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Find secure funding sources so that staff efforts could be directed to a greater extent toward helping students at the campus level.

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