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News Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Local Dropout Prevention Group Receives National Accreditation

Communities In Schools-Bay Area Executive Director Dr. Peter Wuenschel (center) receives congratulations on the affiliate's national accreditation from Bill Milliken (left), national CIS founder and vice chairman, and Julie Wayman, director of Dropout Prevention Initiatives- Texas Education Agency.Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area)  has achieved accreditation from the National Communities In Schools organization. CIS-Bay Area is among the first to receive its national accreditation among the nearly 200 local affiliates that comprise the CIS network in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

CIS-Bay Area is a dropout prevention program serving 15 campuses in the Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts.

"We are proud to have achieved our accreditation as it underlies the value of falling in compliance with the high set of standards put in place by CIS," said Dr. Peter Wuenschel, executive director of CIS-Bay Area.

To receive national accreditation, CIS-Bay Area demonstrated compliance with all CIS Total Quality System standards.

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