District Forms Alliance with Local Agencies

Post date: Jun 25, 2012 3:43:52 PM

Elgin SD U-46 has taken steps to build collaborative relationships between schools and community agencies to expedite student outcomes. In Fall 2009, a community forum was hosted to articulate the district’s goal to expand supports and interventions for students and families by forging effective school-agency partnerships. District-led trainings were hosted for agencies to assist with integrating community partners within the existing three-tiered Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) framework. Subsequently, the agencies have assisted in setting up group interventions for selected students at five schools.

The efforts of this school district and community alliance are being further supported by a three-year Illinois State Board of Education Mental Health Supports “Action and Awareness” grant. The goals of this grant are to increase awareness and reduce stigma about mental health by fostering effective school-agency partnerships.