In 2019, Senate Bill 1030 (5-203) defined community schools as “a public school that establishes a set of strategic partnerships between the school and other community resources that promote student achievement, positive learning conditions, and the well-being of students by providing wraparound services.”
As a component of the Be Well 365 Student Well-Being Framework, Montgomery County Public Schools identified nineteen Community Schools based upon the Governor’s criteria around FARMS rates under the funding of Senate Bill 1030. Through a concentrated series of interventions and supports, each school will focus on culturally responsive relationship building, mental and emotional health, trauma informed practices, restorative practices, physical health, and wellness. An additional focus is to ensure that quality instruction has a greater impact on the overall school community.
Community School Liaisons & Schools
Our mission is to provide equitable services and outcomes to students, families, and communities. Community Schools will provide the health, mental health, academic, and extracurricular support services needed to flourish. Our goal is to promote equity while prioritizing the critical needs of students and caregivers urgent to their wellbeing.
Our vision is for Community Schools to serve as hubs that provide students, families, and communities with needed wraparound services. We focus on family and community engagement, culturally responsive relationship building, mental and emotional health, trauma informed practices, restorative practices, and physical health and wellness in addition to MCPS’ quality instruction. By doing so, we hope to create an environment where all participants thrive.
Community Schools CoordinatorStudent and Family Support and Engagement 240-551-6101 Amy_Beal@mcpsmd.org