What is a Community School?
A community school is both a place and set of collective partnerships between Rochester Public Schools, United Way of Olmsted County, the individual school site, and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health, social services, youth and community development, and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. A full-service community school has components engaging instructions, expanded learning opportunities; college, career, and citizenship; health and social support; community engagement; early childhood development; family engagement; and youth development.
Meet Riverside's Facilitator
Lida is the Site Facilitator at Riverside Central Elementary. She has taught in schools across the country, from New York City to rural Alaska and finally, here in Rochester. She became a teacher because she believes that every child, regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status deserves the right to an excellent education. Her current role as Community Schools Site Facilitator allows her to work toward this mission by engaging families and community, providing excellent instruction, enriching opportunities and pathways toward a bright future.
Community School Site Facilitator
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