16 NCAC 06F .0101          DEFINITIONS

As used in this Section:

(1)           "Local matching funds" included in the community schools approved budget means that fiscal support which is derived from all local revenue sources, except that LEAs may not use fees charged to program participants or funds derived from charges for the use of facilities as revenue for this budget.

(2)           "Local interagency advisory council" means a system‑wide council comprised of community agency representatives.  The council may also include representatives from local organizations, groups and institutions as deemed appropriate.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑206;

Eff. July 1, 1986.


16 NCAC 06F .0102          LOCAL REQUIREMENTS

LEAs which elect to apply for state community schools funds and to develop a local program must:

(1)           appoint a community schools advisory council;

(2)           adopt policies, rules and plans for increased community involvement in public schools and their programs; and

(3)           adopt policies, rules and plans for increased use of public school facilities by individuals, organizations and agencies.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑206;

Eff. July 1, 1986.


16 NCAC 06F .0103          APPLICATION PROCESS

LEAs make application to participate on forms supplied by the Department.  The LEA must include in the application:

(1)           plans for establishing and involving local community schools advisory councils;

(2)           policies for increased community involvement including volunteers in public schools and increased community use of public school facilities;

(3)           procedures by which the needs of the community and the existing resources available to meet them are assessed;

(4)           the goals and objectives of the proposed program;

(5)           the methods and techniques of cooperation, coordination and collaboration with other agencies;

(6)           the plan for evaluating the program;

(7)           a budget which shows state and local funds to be expended; and

(8)           a program description to include:

(a)           number of school sites to be used;

(b)           age groups to be served;

(c)           types of services to be offered; and

(d)           administrative organization for implementation of the program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑206;

Eff. July 1, 1986.


16 NCAC 06F .0104          CRITERIA FOR REVIEW

(a)  The interagency advisory council on community schools reviews applications according to the following criteria:

(1)           definite statement of goals and objectives specifically related to the purposes of the Community Schools Act;

(2)           specific, clearly defined program plans which include:

(A)          the recruitment, training and use of volunteers as stated in the act;

(B)          the involvement of community schools advisory councils throughout the program's existence;

(C)          the involvement of agencies in program planning and implementation so as to avoid duplicating or competing with programs offered by other agencies; and

(D)          the maximum use of school facilities by individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies;

(3)           a locally developed evaluation plan to measure the impact of the program; and

(4)           the community schools program budget.

(b)  The interagency council makes recommendations to the superintendent, who presents all proposals to the SBE for final approval.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑206;

Eff. July 1, 1986.