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Coordination of Services Teams (CISS Initiative)

What is COST? 

Hayward Unified School District has implemented Coordination of Services Teams (COST) across the District as a strategy for managing and integrating various learning supports and resources for students. COST teams identify and address student needs holistically and ensure that the overall system of supports works together effectively.

A COST is a multidisciplinary team of school staff and providers who:

  • Create a regular forum for reviewing the needs of individual students and the school overall.
  • Collaborate on linking referred students to resources and interventions.
  • Support students’ academic success and healthy development.

COST strives to connect students with the necessary supports and resources to ensure they come to school every day, are in good health, are performing well academically, and are developing the social/emotional skills necessary to be successful in school and life. COST accepts referrals from teachers, staff, and families to discuss and provide additional supports for students who are struggling to achieve in school.

If a student is struggling academically or in need of social-emotional support, please connect with a school staff member (e.g. COST Specialist, teacher, counselor, etc.) at your students' school.

We encourage families to fill out a COST Request Form with support from a school staff member. This strengthens communication and guarantees that the adults in a child’s life are working together to support their needs. COST Request Form is available by clicking on the following link:

Coordination of Services Teams are now receiving new requests for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, poses an immediate threat to themselves or others, or is being hurt by someone, call 911 for immediate help. In addition, please see our Wellness & Mental Health Supports webpage for more resources and contact information available.

Coordination of Services Team Resources
English and Spanish COST Flyer

Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports


Elementary School Staff

Name School Phone # Email Website
Andrea Avina Bowman 510-826-6831  
Yadira Torres Burbank 510-826-6787  
Corina Martinez Cherryland 510-826-6769  
Andrea Avina East Avenue 510-826-6831  
Alyssa Corsi Eden Gardens 510-826-6265  
DeAnna Thieme Eldridge 510-826-6756  
Sheree Conway Fairview 510-826-6762  
Eduardo Herrera Glassbrook 510-826-6805  
Eduardo Herrera Harder 510-826-6805  
Alyssa Corsi Longwood 510-826-6265  
Heather Reyes Lorin Eden 510-826-6807  
  Palma Ceia      
DeAnna Thieme Park 510-826-6756  
Yadira Torres Ruus 510-826-6787  
Darryl Jones Schafer Park 510-826-6859   
Darryl Jones Southgate 510-826-6859   
Sheree Conway Stonebrae 510-826-6762  
Corina Martinez Treeview 510-826-6769  
Heather Reyes Tyrrell 510-826-6807  


Middle School Staff
Name School Phone # Email Website
Adilene Martinez Anthony Ochoa 510-826-6803  
Selina Gomez Bret Harte 510-826-6785  
Nicole Sandoval Cesar Chavez 510-826-6825  
Adilene Martinez Martin Luther King, Jr. 510-826-6803  
Selina Gomez Winton 510-826-6785  


High School Staff
Name School Phone # Email Website
Shannan Carpenter Hayward 510-826-6766  
Angela Cota Mt. Eden 510-826-6765  
Tiffany White Tennyson 510-826-6845  


Leadership Staff
Name Title Phone Email
Brian White Director, Student & Parent Support Programs 510-723-3857 ext. 34190
Yelitza Pena Coordinator, Student & Parent Support Programs 510-723-3857 ext. 34200
Denita Taylor Field Coordinator 510-723-3857 ext. 34182


Collective Impact for Student Success

Collective Impact for Student Success (CISS)

The Collective Impact for Student Success (CISS) project is HUSD’s strategy to support student achievement and enhance our Multi-Tiered System of Support to better address the needs of our most vulnerable students. 

  • Support student referral & follow-up to appropriate interventions
  • Leverage internal and external resources and coordinate with partners 
  • Integrate our data systems to measure impact of interventions

CISS will enhance our efforts to both support individual students and guide our use of available resources so they are optimally allocated to promote our students’ attendance, engagement in, and success in school by:

  1. adding support to Coordination of Services Teams (COST) for coordination, collaboration, and follow-up
  2. integrating data on our interventions and outcomes to better inform and continually improve our efforts.  

Collective Impact for student success is funded by the Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) and Full Service Community Schools Program (FSCS). California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods & Schools Act, in November 2014. Subsequent legislation in 2016, Assembly Bill 1014 (Thurmond) and Senate Bill 527 (Liu) established the Learning Communities for School Success Program. The FSCS program was re-authorized under Title IV through Community Support for School Success, sections 4621-4623 and 4625 (a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA).

Care Solace:  A wellness resource for families
HUSD is partnering with Care Solace, a new resource that makes it easier for families to connect with mental health and wellness resources and providers in the community for non-school based services (outside of school).  Services can be for students, parents/guardians or other family members.

For services for your student, reach out to your school’s COST Specialist (Contact Information located on the left of this webpage) or Family Engagement Specialist.