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
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.
The new school year offers an opportunity to work with local schools to ensure that students in your community have safe ways to walk and bike to school. In addition to improving safety, Safe Routes to School programs provide many community benefits, such as promoting healthy lifestyle habits and reducing busing costs and traffic congestion. This resource outlines the new funding structure and components of the online toolkit.
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.
The CCS Partnership comprises leaders representing the California School Boards Association, the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. For more information about the people involved in supporting intergovermental collaboration among cities, counties and schools check out our leadership information.
Local governments around California are making impressive strides to cooperate with each other to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering government services. While each governmental entity in the state provides unique services to its constituents, the long range and daily operations of governments with similar geographic boundaries intersect in many ways, including: