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COLLABORATION OF THE RENO POLICE DEPARTMENT, WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND LOCAL COMMUNITY CHURCHES
WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNMENT PROFILE
The District was organized as a result of legislation enacted in 1956. The District provides a full range of elementary and secondary educational services including local, state, and federal programs. As with all school districts in Nevada, its boundaries are conterminous with the County. During fiscal year 2011-12, the District operated sixty-two elementary schools, one K-12 school, fourteen middle schools, twelve comprehensive high schools, plus an alternative high school, a magnet high school, a technical high school and one K-12 special education school (Picollo). The District also offers one middle/high online school (WOLF) and sponsors eight charter schools. The District employed approximately 8,202 employees (certified, classified, administrative and substitutes) and served 62,217 students during the year (after final state audit). The governing board of the District consists of seven members elected by the public for four-year terms. The Board of Trustees believes that our mission is to create an education system where all students achieve academic success, develop personal and civic responsibility, and achieve career and college readiness for the 21st century.
IMPORTANCE OF POLICE DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIONS
The Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and the Washoe County School District Police departments are active collaborators in setting up the program and implementing the program on-site at the schools. Each of these Departments will provide Officers to be active participants in mentoring the participants. It is believed that having more police presence on campus and working with the participants directly will help achieve the stated goals and objectives of the program. In addition, the Police Departments are interested in programming that helps prevent crime and future incarceration. We believe the 360 Blueprint program will display positive outcomes that support this interest.
COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY ROLE
Community Services Agency (CSA) is a private nonprofit Community Action Agency governed by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors from various sectors of the Northern Nevada community. Since its inception in 1965, the Agency has initiated and developed numerous programs in human services, economic development, education and affordable housing. Their market position in Northern Nevada places them as one of the largest human services agencies. CSA has a pool of program management expertise and continues to expand its services while maintaining a strong link with private enterprise, government, and other community based organization. CSA’s mission is “Working to improve lives and communities.” CSA will support the 360 Blueprint program by being our fiscal agent.
The 360 Blueprint program is very excited to implement in August 2013 for the 2013- 2014 school year. With the initiation of servicing two schools and serving 32 children, their families, and collaborating with all stated partners, we hope to show outstanding results. If the funding is available and the program shows data driven results that are positive, the 360 Blueprint program hopes to implement and expand the program in the future to several additional elementary schools in Washoe County, Nevada by 2021 (5 years).