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Community Schools

Section K: School/Community Relations

Policy Title: Community Schools
Policy Code: KFB

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The Governing Board, through the superintendent or his/her designee, may establish and operate a community school program in any school in the school district. Pursuant to this authority the Governing Board may budget and expend from the Maintenance and Operation section of the budget, as defined in A.R.S. 15-903, to employ a qualified coordinator necessary for each school or combination of schools engaged in community school programs, expend community school funds for operation of a community school program and approve tuition and fee charges for each community school program. Each community school coordinator shall report directly to the principal of the school where the community school is located and the principal shall be the designated director of the community school.

Monies deposited in a community school fund may be used for community school programs only and are not subject to reversion, except upon termination of a community school program. Upon termination of a community school program any remaining funds shall revert to the operating budget of the District.

Legal Reference:

A.R.S. 15-903 Budget Format

A.R.S. 15-1141 Community School Program Fund. Definitions

A.R.S. 15-1143 Community School Program Fund

Adopted by Board: January 19, 1971
Revised by Board: May 12, 1998
Revised: September 9, 2008 (numeric to letter format only)
Reviewed: May 6, 2013