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Community Schools Specialist / COST

 

"My name is Raven Johnson and I am your Community School Specialist (formerly known as COST Specialist) at Fairview Elementary. I work with the COST team to help maximize and expand available resources at our school and increase our school's capacity to respond quickly and appropriately to a wide range of student needs. 

If you have any questions about COST, the COST form process, or anything else COST related feel free to email me at rj7911@husd.k12.ca.us." 

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What is Cost?

Coordination of Services Team (COST) is a multidisciplinary group of school staff and community partners who meet regularly to review referrals and discuss students’ strengths and supports needed. The team develops a plan for connecting the student/family to appropriate services, then monitors the success of service connection and interventions giving opportunity to tailor interventions over time.

COST Supports:

  • Students who are experiencing challenges in academics.

  • Students who are expressing concerning behavior(s) either in the classroom and/ at home.

  • Students & families needing support with basic needs, home environment, health concerns, etc.

  • Students & families facing traumatic events, transitional hardships, change in family dynamics, etc.

Cost Members

COST team consists of mostly on-site school staff and community partners with a variety of professional backgrounds and specialties. If you have a concern for your student or another student, you may contact one of our COST members. 

For the 2023-2024 school year, our COST team is comprised of the following members:

  • Community School Specialist (CSS)- Raven Johnson
  • Principal Matteis  
  • Assistant Principal Nahal
  • Attendance Clerk- Lidia Florian Boteo
  • Family Engagement Specialist (FES)- Hubert Reed
  • Youth Enrichment Program (YEP)- C. Witherspoon
  •  MTSS Counselors- Elaine Lai and Jag Nesbit
  • Social- Emotional Learning Counselor (SEL)- Nkiruka Marroquin
  • Fred Finch Counselor- Shauntrinae Mason
  • English Language Specialist (ELS)-  Juan Barona
  • Psychologist- Patryce Ealy
  • Nurse- Ginny Curtin
  • Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA)- Paulette Weekley