CCS Partnership

Overview

Cities Counties Schools Partnership

The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.

The partnership comprises members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities. In 2015, the CCS Partnership formally became a project of the Institute for Local Government.

The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.

The partnership comprises members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities. In 2015, the CCS Partnership formally became a project of the Institute for Local Government.

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Stretching Community Dollars Guidebook
2015-2016 Resource

Most elected officials and key staff understand and appreciate the benefits of working together, and many are engaging in various forms of collaboration in some capacity. While, there are also many documents in existence on collaboration and working together, this guide focuses on bridging the gap between an understanding of and intention to collaborate with purposeful action.

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Cities, Counties and Schools: Playing Well Together Pays Off for Children and Families
Community Schools Partnerships Toolkit

This CCS Partnership’s toolkit on Community Schools Partnerships highlights examples of partnerships that focus on the joint use of facilities, providing direct services to children and families, or aligning limited resources to accomplish shared goals. Because strategies to create community schools partnerships are not a one-size-fits-all solution, lessons learned from models throughout California can help support the efforts of cities, schools, counties and community-based organization. 

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Safe Routes to School Decision Maker’s Toolkit
Creating Safe Walking and Bicycling Communities

This guide explains active transportation and the conditions in a community that support safe walking and bicycling to schools and other neighborhood destinations.  It offers tools for local governments to support active transportation.  Because decisions about transportation investments in California occur across an array of agencies, the guide explains the regional and state context within which city, county and school leaders can collaborate to create safer walking and bicycling environments. 

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Leader to Leader Meetings
An Opportunity to Share, Understand, Align and Make Lasting Progress

In California, local agency service areas often overlap. Elected officials and staff may find meeting on a regular basis to identify opportunities for collaboration and leveraging resources is the best way to effectively meet community goals and needs. Joint meetings of the elected officials and/or staff members of city, county, school and/or special district agencies provide an opportunity for local officials to get to know one another, understand organizational missions and functions and to build the trust that allows for stronger working relationships.

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