Colorado - School-Community and Interagency Partnerships: Partnerships

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State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

C.R.S. 22-33-204. Services for at-risk students - agreements with state agencies and community organizations

(1) Each school district, regardless of the number of students expelled by the district, may enter into agreements with appropriate local governmental agencies and, to the extent necessary, with the managing state agencies, including the department of human services and the department of public health and environment; with community-based nonprofit and faith-based organizations; with nonpublic, nonparochial schools; with the department of military and veterans affairs; and with public and private institutions of higher education to work with the student's parent or guardian to provide services to any student, or the student's family, who is identified as being at risk of suspension or expulsion or who has been suspended or expelled. Any services provided pursuant to an agreement with a nonpublic, nonparochial school are subject to approval by the state board of education pursuant to section 22-2-107. Services provided through such agreements may include, but are not limited to:

  • (a) Educational services required to be provided under section 22-33-203 (2) and any educational services provided to at-risk students identified pursuant to section 22-33-202;

  • (b) Counseling services;

  • (c) Substance use disorder treatment programs;

  • (d) Family preservation services.

  • (e) and (f) (Deleted by amendment, L. 98, p. 570, § 3, effective April 30, 1998.)

(2) At a minimum, each agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall specify the services to be provided under the agreement, the entity that will coordinate and oversee provision of the services, and the responsibilities of each entity entering into the agreement. In addition, each agreement shall require each entity entering into the agreement to contribute the services or funds for the provision of the services specified in the agreement. The agreement shall specify the services or the amount and source of funds that each entity will provide and the mechanism for providing said services or funds.

(3) Each school district shall use a portion of its per pupil revenues to provide services under agreements entered into pursuant to this section for each student who is at risk of suspension or expulsion or who is suspended or expelled. In addition, the school district may use federal moneys, moneys received from any other state appropriation, and moneys received from any other public or private grant to provide said services.

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