S.585: Full-Service Community Schools Act of 2011

Introduced: 3/15/2011

Sponsor: Ben Nelson (D-NE)

Cosponsors: 8, including Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Kerry (D-MA)

Summary of Bill:

Amends ESEA to authorize the Sec. of Education to award grants to groups composed of LEAs and community-based, nonprofit or other public/private entities to assist public elementary or secondary schools to function as full-service community schools. It requires schools to participate in community-based efforts to help with education, development, family and health services through community-based organizations and public/private partnerships.  It establishes a Full-Service Community Schools Advisory Committee.

Latest Action:

Read twice and referred to Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on 3/15/2011


How This Bill Affects Education:

This bill would help make public schools function as full-service community schools and allow the schools to participate in efforts to make the community stronger.