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Coordination of Services Teams (CISS Initiative)

What is COST? 

Hayward Unified School District has implemented Coordination of Services Teams (COST) across the District as a strategy for managing and integrating various learning supports and resources for students. COST teams identify and address student needs holistically and ensure that the overall system of supports works together effectively.

A COST is a multidisciplinary team of school staff and providers who:

  • Create a regular forum for reviewing the needs of individual students and the school overall.
  • Collaborate on linking referred students to resources and interventions.
  • Support students’ academic success and healthy development.

COST strives to connect students with the necessary supports and resources to ensure they come to school every day, are in good health, are performing well academically, and are developing the social/emotional skills necessary to be successful in school and life. COST accepts referrals from teachers, staff, and families to discuss and provide additional supports for students who are struggling to achieve in school.

If a student is struggling academically or in need of social-emotional support, please connect with a school staff member (e.g. COST Specialist, teacher, counselor, etc.) at your students' school.

We encourage families to fill out a COST Request Form with support from a school staff member. This strengthens communication and guarantees that the adults in a child’s life are working together to support their needs. COST Request Form is available by clicking on the following link:

The Coordination of Services Team (COST) is currently on summer break for traditional and year round schools. Any COST Requests received during the summer break (Year Round Schools: June 15, 2022- July 11, 2022 and Traditional Schools: June 15, 2022-August 17, 2022) will experience a delay in response until the start of the 2022-2023 school year. If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, poses an immediate threat to themselves or others, or is being hurt by someone, call 911 for immediate help. The following is a link to our Wellness & Mental Health Supports for additional resources and contact information available during the summer break. 


El Equipo de Coordinación de Servicios (COST) se encuentra actualmente de vacaciones de verano para las escuelas tradicionales y escuelas anuales. Cualquier solicitud de COST recibida durante las vacaciones de verano (escuelas en calendario anual: 15 de junio de 2022 al 11 de julio de 2022 y escuelas en calendario tradicional: 15 de junio de 2022 al 17 de agosto de 2022), experimentará un retraso en la respuesta hasta que regresemos en el nuevo año escolar. Si usted o alguien que usted conoce está experimentando una emergencia médica, presenta una amenaza inmediata a si mismo(a) o a otros o está siendo herida/lastimada por alguien, por favor llame al 911 para recibir ayuda inmediata. El siguiente enlace a nuestros Apoyos de Salud Mental es para recursos adicionales e información de contacto.

Coordination of Services Team Resources
English and Spanish COST Flyer

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports

Early Learning Staff

Name School Phone # Email Website
Yadira Torres Early Learning Locations 510-826-6787  


Elementary School Staff

Name School Phone # Email Website
Andrea Avina Bowman 510-826-6831  
Martin Uriarte Burbank 510-602-9375  
Corina Martinez Cherryland 510-826-6769  
Andrea Avina East Avenue 510-826-6831  
  Eden Gardens 510-826-6265    
  Eldridge 510-826-6756    
Sheree Conway Fairview 510-826-6762  
Leslie Mason Faith Ringgold 510-602-5140   
Devin Anthony Harder 510-826-6120  
  Longwood 510-826-6265    
Heather Reyes Lorin Eden 510-826-6807  
  Palma Ceia      
Julie Pineda Park 510-826-6756   
Catherine Martinez Ruus 510-826-6787  
Darryl Jones Schafer Park 510-826-6859   
Darryl Jones Southgate 510-826-6859   
Sheree Conway Stonebrae 510-826-6762  
Corina Martinez Treeview 510-826-6769  
Heather Reyes Tyrrell 510-826-6807  


Middle School Staff
Name School Phone # Email Website
Adilene Martinez Anthony Ochoa 510-826-6803  
Selina Gomez Bret Harte 510-826-6785  
Courtney Spears Cesar Chavez 510-826-6825  
Adilene Martinez Martin Luther King, Jr. 510-826-6803  
Selina Gomez Winton 510-826-6785  


High School Staff
Name School Phone # Email Website
Leslie Mason Brenkwitz 510-602-5140   
Shannan Carpenter Hayward 510-826-6766  
Angela Cota Mt. Eden 510-826-6765  
Tiffany White Tennyson 510-826-6845  


Leadership Staff
Name Title Phone Email
Brian White Director, Student & Parent Support Programs 510-723-3857 ext. 34190
Yelitza Pena Coordinator, Student & Parent Support Programs 510-723-3857 ext. 34200
Denita Taylor Field Coordinator 510-723-3857 ext. 34182


Collective Impact for Student Success

Collective Impact for Student Success (CISS)

The Collective Impact for Student Success (CISS) project is HUSD’s strategy to support student achievement and enhance our Multi-Tiered System of Support to better address the needs of our most vulnerable students. 

  • Support student referral & follow-up to appropriate interventions
  • Leverage internal and external resources and coordinate with partners 
  • Integrate our data systems to measure impact of interventions

CISS will enhance our efforts to both support individual students and guide our use of available resources so they are optimally allocated to promote our students’ attendance, engagement in, and success in school by:

  1. adding support to Coordination of Services Teams (COST) for coordination, collaboration, and follow-up
  2. integrating data on our interventions and outcomes to better inform and continually improve our efforts.  

Collective Impact for student success is funded by the Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) and Full Service Community Schools Program (FSCS). 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 FSCS program was re-authorized under Title IV through Community Support for School Success, sections 4621-4623 and 4625 (a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA).

Care Solace:  A wellness resource for families
HUSD is partnering with Care Solace, a new resource that makes it easier for families to connect with mental health and wellness resources and providers in the community for non-school based services (outside of school).  Services can be for students, parents/guardians or other family members.

For services for your student, reach out to your school’s COST Specialist (Contact Information located on the left of this webpage) or Family Engagement Specialist.