1003(a) School Improvement Grant
Title I-served schools that received a “D” or “F” letter grade for the 2011-2012 academic year qualify to apply for 1003a funds. 1003a funds will be awarded to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that apply on behalf of one or more low-performing (i.e., “D” or “F”) Title-I served schools. LEAs are strongly encouraged to include school-level leaders in the application planning and writing processes.
1003a funds are designed to support school improvement plans that take a new, innovative and systemic approach to improving student achievement and school quality. As such, the plan must fulfill each of the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) “Turnaround Principles” and thus may not be repurposing of prior years’ school improvement plans. Only applicants that clearly demonstrate how their school improvement plan completely and effectively fulfills each of the Turnaround Principles and that has a high likelihood of leading to increased student learning will be considered for funding.
- 1003a Grant Application
- 1003a Grant Application WebEx
- 2012-2013 Focus and Priority Schools (Schools Eligible for 1003a Grant)