In partnership with Gov. Bill Lee's administration and the General Assembly, CIS launched a three-year rural pilot in 2019. Our work has helped reduce chronic absenteeism, improve educational outcomes and raise graduation rates in 23 high schools across 15 of the state's most economically distressed communities.
2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
15 counties served
23 schools served
students received case management services from CIS
The following results are based on the percentage of rural case-managed students who made progress toward and/or achieved their individualized goal(s).
82% improved their attendance
75% increased their social emotional learning
94% were promoted to the next grade (K-11)
97% of seniors graduated
2021-22 Partner Schools
Van Buren County
"I don’t have much food at home, so every Friday my site coordinator, Mrs. Amy, gives me some. She even gives me extra, so my sister eats too. Mrs. Amy encourages me to come to school. She texts me to see if I’m okay. I know I can talk to her if I’m having a bad day."
- Lindsey, CIS student at McNairy Central High School