08-09-2016 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #17


Title
School Improvement Grant-Intent to Apply

Discussion

Elementary Leading & Learning is requesting approval for the Intent to apply for this School Improvement Grant (1003(g) – Cohort 4 (SIG-4).  The deadline for the "Intent to Apply" is August 11, 2016.

The SIG 1003(g) are competitive grant funds available from the United States Department of Education (USED) through the state of Florida.  Awards will range between $50,000 and $2,000,000 per school per year of implementation.  Funds are awarded to school districts that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to substantially raise  the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools. 

Staff is recommending writing the grant for use at Endeavour for the following reasons:

  • Endeavour is engaged in the District-Managed Turnaround Option (TOP) process.  Improvement of the school grade MUST improve to a C within the next two years.
  • TOP requirements align with the goals and design of SIG4.
  • Although it is not explicitly stated in the application materials, the impression from a recent training session is the state is more inclined to approve applications that target one site versus several sites.  Districts must be able to demonstrate capacity to support a full and effective implementation of a SIG intervention model in all selected sites.
  • The 2016 school grade for Golfview and Imagine improved; therefore, neither school is on the state differentiated accountability list at this time.

Key Dates:

  • Intent to apply, August 11, 2016
  • SIG4 proposal submission, September 2, 2016
  • Award decisions communicated to districts, January, 2017
  • SIG4 implementation begins, March 1, 2017

 



Recommendation
Approve the request to submit the "Intent to Apply" for the School Improvement Grant (1003(g) – Cohort 4 (SIG-4) by the August 11, 2016 deadline.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 8/9/2016

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Dr. Teresa Wright, Dir. of Elem. Leading & Learning, ext. 350
Jane Cline, Asst. Supt. of Elem. Leading & Learning, ext. 411


Attachment:  SIG 4 Cohort Application.pdf