Community Schools Financing Guide


Community schools are a community-wide investment, dependent on the pooling of resources, deep integration, and seamless coordination. Many districts are interested in the community schools approach, but get stuck on how to finance such a seemingly large, comprehensive system without the use of special grants or private funds.


PCY created a Community School Financing Guide to offer guidance learned from five communities who have opened their doors to show us, with sample budgets, how they financed their community school efforts, even in the midst of the recession. Learn more about the guide and community school financing on the Community School Network website.



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