1003(a) School Improvement Grant

Posted: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 8:28am Updated: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:18am

1003(a) is a one year grant awarded to Title I Priority and Focus Schools. 1003(a) funds will be awarded to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) on behalf of these low-performing Title I-served schools. These 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, eligible schools must submit an application that fulfills each of the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) “Turnaround Principles” to be awarded a 1003(a) grant.

1003(a) 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.

Schools in Tiers I, II, and III choose from a menu of options regarding interventions and plan to implement interventions that align to the needs of each individual school. Schools were prioritized into categories that were determined by the number of consecutive years of failing or making “F” on Indiana’s accountability system.

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