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Communities In Schools (CIS)

Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools (CIS) is a community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. It’s nonprofit, nonpartisan, and dedicated to ending the dropout epidemic in the United States. There is a CIS Coordinator for Lamar Middle School her name is Jaci Hartfiel.  The Lamar CIS office number is (254) 215-6467.

Essential Services

CIS provides essential services that allow teachers to focus on teaching and students to focus on learning by addressing the following issues:


  • Immediate support for students
  • Initial parental involvement
  • Monitoring academics directly until progress is evident
  • Works with students, parents and judicial system
  • Research the cause of absence(s)
  • Address issues via counseling
  • Directly monitor attendance until issue is resolved
  • Work with disorderly students
  • Research cause of behavior
  • Address issues via counseling
  • Get students back in class and ready to learn