Communities in Schools

SchoolSmartKC is supporting six KCPS schools and four charter schools through a research-based program called Communities in Schools (CIS).

CIS will provide a site coordinator at each of these ten schools that will develop and coordinate “wrap-around” support services needed by low income students to ensure they overcome academic and non-academic barriers to achievement. CIS improves key leading indicators for students such as attendance, participation and discipline through supports related to clothing, nutrition, healthcare, transportation and other areas.

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, SchoolSmartKC is committing $563,000 over two years to support 35% of the total funding needed for this support services in 10 schools:

Alta Vista High School

Benjamin Banneker Elementary

Central Academy

Central Middle School

Crossroads Academy

Frontier School of Excellence

George Melcher Elementary School

Kansas City Neighborhood Academy

Northeast High School

Northeast Middle School