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Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream.
Located about 18 miles southeast
of Bakersfield CA.
Arvin’s population is 16,675 (2009)
District student population of about
3,200
Four schools, three elementary K-6,
one middle school
Preschool and Family Resource
Center in district