Coordination of Services Teams (COST)
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:
- adding support to Coordination of Services Teams (COST) for coordination, collaboration, and follow-up
- 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).
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:
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. The following is a link to our Wellness & Mental Health Supports for additional resources and contact information available during the summer break.
Coordination of Services Team Resources
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.