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Christy Gerren
Director, Student and Parent Support Programs

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Denita Taylor
Field Coordinator
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East Ave. COST Specialist
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Chanel Pulido
Eden Gardens COST Specialist
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Angela Cota
Eldridge COST Specialist
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Jessica Cortes
Fairview COST Specialist
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Karla Plata-Torres
Strobridge COST Specialist
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Lanette Dutra
Palma Ceia COST Specialist
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Candace Walker
Ruus COST Specialist
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CISS Program Overview
CISS Program Overview

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Prop 47 & CISS

California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods & Schools Act, in November 2014. Subsequent legislation in 2016, Assembly Bill 1014 (Thurmond) and Senate Bill 527 (Liu) established the Learning Communities for School Success Program.

The SNSA reduced the penalties for certain non-violent, non-serious drug and property crimes. State savings resulting from these changes are to be spent on mental health and drug programs, kindergarten through twelfth-grade students, and crime victims.  25 percent of the monies available are to be allocated to the California Department of Education (CDE) for administration of a grant program to reduce truancy and support pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school or who are victims of crime.

The Student and Family Services team is proud to announce that HUSD was awarded  Proposition 47 funding to support our COST programs.  The program will be called Collective Impact for Student Success (CISS).