For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:
(1) “Community partner” means a provider of one or more eligible services.
(2) “Community school” means a public and private partnership to coordinate educational, developmental, family, health, and after-school-care programs during school and non-school hours for students, families, and local communities at a public school or public charter school with the objectives of improving academic achievement, reducing absenteeism, building stronger relationships between students, parents, and communities, and improving the skills, capacity, and well-being of the surrounding community residents.
(3) “Eligible consortium” means a partnership established between a local education agency and one or more community partners for purposes of establishing, operating, and sustaining a community school.
(4) “Eligible services” means:
(A) Primary medical and dental care that will be available to students and community residents;
(B) Mental health prevention and treatment services that will be available to students and community residents;
(C) Academic-enrichment activities designed to promote a student’s cognitive development and provide opportunities to practice and apply academic skills;
(D) Programs designed to increase attendance, including reducing early chronic absenteeism rates;
(E) Youth development programs designed to promote young people’s social, emotional, physical, and moral development, including arts, sports, physical fitness, youth leadership, community service, and service-learning opportunities;
(F) Early childhood education, including Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
(G) Programs designed to:
(i) Facilitate parental involvement in, and engagement with, their children’s education, including parental activities that involve supporting, monitoring, and advocating for their children’s education;
(ii) Promote parental leadership in the life of the school; and
(iii) Build parenting skills;
(H) School-age child-care services, including before-school and after-school services and full-day programming that operates during school holidays, summers, vacations, and weekends;
(I) Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled and that offer multiple pathways to high school graduation or General Educational Development completion;
(J) Youth and adult job-training services and career-counseling services;
(K) Nutrition-education services;
(L) Adult education, including instruction in English as a second language, adult literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy, and hard-skills training; or
(M) Programs that provide remedial education and enrichment activities.
This section is referenced in § 38-754.03.