ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-The Atlanta School Board meets on Monday to discuss cuts that may cause students to lose the services of programs like Communties in Schools.
Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta is an award-winning dropout prevention organization that has been serving Atlanta Public Schools for forty years. Funding cuts may eliminate the partnership with the school system.
At Communities in Schools, staff members work within local schools to identify and address the needs of children then focus on improving student attendance, increasing parental engagement and bringing valuable community resources into local schools to meet the critical needs of students and families. Resources include school supplies, mentors, tutors, health services, emergency assistance for families, new books and household goods. V-103 and WAOK have helped CIS raise money and in kind donations to support the program.
The Atlanta Board of Education meets on Monday, June 4th to make funding decisions. CIS is asking the community to contact school board members and let them know they want CIS to remain a partner with the Atlanta Public School system. Log onto the Atlanta School Board website and get the email addresses of all Atlanta School Board members.