1003(a) School Improvement Grant

Posted: Fri, 09/30/2011 - 8:28am Updated: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:18am

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.

2014-2015 1003(a) Funding Awards

2014-2015 Tier II (4 years of F)
School # School and District Name Amount Awarded
8261 Caze Elementary - EVSC $125,000
3093 Medora Jr & Sr High School – Medora CSC $125,000
8369 Washington Middle School - EVSC $125,000
4163 West Side Leadership Academy – Gary CSC $125,000
2014-2015 Tier III - (3 Years of F)
School # School and District Name Amount Awarded
5631 Key Learning Community High School - IPS $50,000
0328 Clifty Creek Elementary School – Bartholomew CSC $50,000
3963 Joseph L Block Middle School – School City of East Chicago $50,000
4061 Beveridge Elementary School – Gary CSC $50,000
5603 Francis Scott Key School - IPS $50,000
8329 Lodge Community School - EVSC $50,000
5290 Hoosier Academy Virtual Charter School $50,000
5558 Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 - IPS $50,000
5569 Joyce Kilmer School 69 - IPS $50,000
5560 William A Bell School 60 Reggio Academy - IPS $50,000

2014-2015 1003(a) Applications and Menu