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What is a Community School?

A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Using public schools as hubs, community schools bring together many partners to offer a range of support and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities. 


Meet Our Staff


Community School Coordinator 

Amanda Madea: amadea@basdschools.org

Class DoJo: Miss Madea

Activities Coordinator  

Ways We Can Help:

Basic Needs:

  • Food Support (on-site food pantry)
  • Clothing (on-site clothing closet)
  • Winter apparel (coats, hats, gloves, etc.)
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Hygiene products (soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)

Family Engagement:

  • Computer access for job searching, resume building and help obtaining background clearances 
  • Family Events: Muffins with Ma’ams, Donuts with Dudes, Grandperson’s Day, Halloween Parade, Winter and Spring Concerts, Read Across America, Multicultural Night, Talent Show, Community Day and much more
  • Support PTO Events: Fall Fest, Carnival, Field Day, Book Fair and School Store

Parent Education:

  • Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences 
  • Pre-K Literacy Nights
  • American Education Week
  • Parent/Guardian Presentations (various topics)
  • Author Visits

Health Supports(in conjunction with the Nurse’s office):

  • Vision
  • Dental 
  • Medical referrals

Mental Health Supports:

  • The school principal
  • guidance counselor 
  • Community school office offers in-school support and referrals