Lost Hills Union Elementary School

In 2020, the Lost Hills Union Elementary School District (LHUESD) received a two-year California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) grant, funded through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, to expand the West Kern Consortium (WKC). To tell the story of Lost Hills’ community schooling work, this case study, which aims to highlight progress made through the ESSER- funded CCSPP grant, focuses on data collected through virtual focus groups and interviews and relevant documentation. WestEd conducted focus groups and interviews with district and school leadership, school social workers, and teachers.

The CCSPP grant was used, in conjunction with other funding streams including a Full-Service Community School grant and a School Climate Transformation grant, to enhance collaborative leadership and practices, expand learning time and opportunities, and strengthen integrated student supports.

Elementary school students sit at desks and work in a workbook