The Austin Community Collaboration to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS) is a community collaboration between the Austin Independent School District (AISD) and public and nonprofit agencies. By implementing a number of innovative prevention and treatment programs to address the emotional, behavioral, and social needs of students, the ACCESS initiative seeks to promote and encourage safe and positive learning environments. Additionally, ACCESS aims to enhance the way social services are delivered on campuses by creating a youth mapping program with geographic information to locate, target, and…
This report summarizes results from the Austin Community Collaboration to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS) program in AISD during 2007-2008.
School-community liaisons (SCLs) function as school-based social workers, connecting students and families with school- and Community-based supports and services. Students returning to their home campuses following disciplinary placements represent a high-need population who benefit from dedicated SCL support.
The ACCESS grant provided funding for a dropout specialist at Mendez Middle School to work with students and their families on identifying and overcoming barriers to attendance and to decrease the likelihood that students would drop out.
The 2007-2008 Positive Behavior Support (PBS) report provides a progress summary of PBS at AISD for the previous 4 years and summarizes the current district efforts to bring PBS to full-scale implementation.
The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) campus report provides a snapshot of current PBS implementation at each campus.