By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The Commerce School Board has developed a partnership aimed at helping at-risk students. The School Board Monday passed a measure to team with the Communities In Schools program. The program links community resources with schools to help students learn, stay in school, and prepare for the future.
According to state criteria defining at-risk students 810 students within the Commerce School District qualified as at-risk. Criteria include, but are not limited to, non-English speaking, retained or pregnant students.
Under the agreement, members of Communities In Schools will be brought in next fall to work with these at-risk students. The District will acquire two members from the program at a total cost of $45,000. More information on the Communities In Schools program is available at www.cisnet.org