Community Parent Involvement Specialist. The CPIS is a district position that oversees the district's family services. The CPIS is responsible for facilitating community needs assessment, staffing the Early Childhood Education Advisory Council, organizing family involvement plans and activities, and coordinating work with other school district professionals and community agencies and providers. The CPIS is responsible for recruitment, outreach and registration. The CPIS is also responsible for coordinating and training Family Advocates.
Social Worker. The social worker is a district position in the role of collaborating with the classroom teachers, master teachers, CPIS and other school district professionals. In conjunction with the CPIS, the social worker reaches out to families, determines individual needs, provides advocacy services and helps obtain available community services. Responsibilities also include assisting parents in learning about child development, nutrition, providing a safe environment and how to support the curriculum chosen by the school district.