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Title I School Improvement Grants

Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 2:29pm Updated: Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:10am

This site helps navigate through Indiana’s School Improvement Grants (SIG). There are two specific types of grants on this page: 1003(a) SIG and 1003(g) SIG.

1003(a) School Improvement Grant:

1003(a) School Improvement Grant (SIG), 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.

Key Documents and Forms

 

1003(g) School Improvement Grant

School Improvement Grants (SIG), are authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA).  Are grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) that SEAs use to make competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools. Under the final requirements published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2010, school improvement funds are to be focused on each State’s “Tier I” and “Tier II” schools. With Indiana’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, schools are no longer identified in Tiers, but as Reward, Focus-Targeted, Focus, or Priority status. LEAs with priority schools in Indiana are eligible to apply for SIG funds. The LEA must implement one of four school intervention models: turnaround model, restart model, school closure, or transformation model.

Key Documents and Forms

Indiana School Highlights

SIG Monitoring Documents

Indiana’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver

 

SIG Release Memo for 2015-2016 Cohort 6:

The Indiana Department of Education is pleased to announce a sixth round of 1003(g) competitive School Improvement Grant (SIG) opportunities. SIG, authorized under section 1003(g) of the Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA), are grants to State Education Agencies (SEAs) that SEAs use to make competitive sub-grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs). LEAs that demonstrate the greatest need for funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources to substantially raise the achievement of the students in the lowest-performing schools will be awarded SIG. This is a competitive grant for Focus and Priority schools only; the list of eligible schools can be found here: Eligible School List for 1003(g) SY 2015-2016. Please note: current 1003(g) recipients are not eligible to apply.

1003(g) LEA application released May 27th, 2015
1003(g) webinar
 1003 (g) Recorded Webinar
 1003 (g) Webinar PowerPoint
May 28th at 2 pm
May 29th at 10 am
Open calls for prospective schools
Call information for all days:
     Conference Call: 1-877-422-1931
     Conference Code: 2989458928 
June 2nd at 2 pm
June 4th at 10 am
June 10th at 2 pm
Technical assistance for prospective schools June 17th at 12-4:30 pm
June 19th at 12-4:30 pm
LEA applications due July 7th, 2015
Preliminary award notification August 12th, 2015

The SIG 1003(g) application, resources, scoring rubric, and application guidance can be found here.

APPLICATION FOR COHORT 6

Cohort #5: 2014-2015

2014-2015 RECIPIENTS
SCHOOL AND LEA NAME
YEAR 1 FUNDS
(2014-2015)
YEAR 2 FUNDS
(2015-2016)
YEAR 3 FUNDS
(2016-2017)
INTERVENTION
MODEL
Chamberlain Elementary School
Goshen Community Schools
573,498.35 579,506.80 596,599.15 Transformation
Fairview Elementary School
Monroe County Community School Corp
242,416.25 215,775.98 161,066.46 Transformation
Highland Park Elementary School
Monroe County Community School Corp
335,381.92 333,401.45 177,392.56 Transformation
Lake Ridge Middle School
Lake Ridge School Corporation
291,482.39 232,808.06 214,097.62 Transformation
John L McCulloch Junior High School
Marion Community Schools
708,746.43 602,720.68 438,802.09 Transformation
Sarah Scott Middle School
Vigo County School Corporation
364,989.45 299,575.45 284,264.95 Transformation
Stonybrook Middle School
MSD Warren Township
1,026,451.69 631,267.35 486,300.00 Transformation

Cohort #4: 2013-2014

2013-2014 RECIPIENTS
SCHOOL AND LEA NAME
YEAR 1 FUNDS
(2013-2014)
YEAR 2 FUNDS
(2014-2015)
YEAR 3 FUNDS
(2015-2016)
INTERVENTION
MODEL
Raymond Brandes Elementary School #65
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,288,489.87 $888,546.34 $842,412.79 Transformation
Allen Elementary School
Marion Community School Corp
$675,473.00 $647,173.00 $647,173.00 Transformation

Cohort #3: 2012-2013

2012-2013 RECIPIENTS
SCHOOL AND LEA NAME
YEAR 1 FUNDS
(2012-2013)
YEAR 2 FUNDS
(2013-2014)
YEAR 3 FUNDS
(2014-2015)
INTERVENTION MODEL
University Heights Preparatory Academy
Mayor’s Office Sponsored Charter
$1,112,146.67 $1,122,446.67 $1,122,446.67 Transformation
Dr. Bernard Watson Academy
Gary Community School Corp
$1,915,461.19 $1,797,979.00 $1,766,135.00 Turnaround
21st Century Charter School of Gary
Ball State Authorized Charter School
$1,243,239.00 $1,254,134.00 $1,276,053.30 Transformation
Broad Ripple Magnet High School
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,121,719.50 $1,028,089.00 $827,314.15 Transformation
Dickinson Fine Arts Academy
South Bend Community School Corp
$1,574,275.00 $1,345,655.00 $1,466,855.00 Transformation
McGary Middle School
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp
$1,083,287.59 $1,088,516.02 $1,094,672.00 Transformation

Cohort #2: 2011-2012

2011-2012 RECIPIENTS
SCHOOL AND LEA NAME
YEAR 1 FUNDS
(2011-2012)
YEAR 2 FUNDS
(2012-2013)
YEAR 3 FUNDS
(2013-2014)
INTERVENTION MODEL
Harshman Magnet Middle School
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,952,369.00 $1,755,349.00 $1,755,349.00 Turnaround
Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,609,998.00 ------------ ------------ Turnaround
Bailly Preparatory Academy
Gary Community School Corp
$1,614,165.00 $1,767,488.00 $1,767,488.00 Turnaround
Lew Wallace STEM Academy
Gary Community School Corp
$1,997,145.59 $1,999,993.33 $1,999,993.33 Turnaround
Evans School
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp
$1,999,214.01 $1,999,621.17 $1,999,570.42 Transformation

Cohort #1: 2010-2011

2010-2011 Recipients
School and LEA Name
Year 1 Funds
(2010-2011)
Year 2 Funds
(2011-2012)
Year 3 Funds
(2012-2013)
Intervention
Model
Hammond High School
Hammond Community Sch Corp
$1,999,580.00 $1,989,580.00 $1,989,580.00 Turnaround
Glenwood Leadership Academy
Evansville Vanderburgh Sch Corp
$1,999,408.00 $1,918,787.80 $1,918,787.80 Transformation
Challenge Foundation Academy
Mayor’s Office Sponsored Charter
$552,282.00 $558,412.00 $552,000.00 Transformation
Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Mayor’s Office Sponsored Charter
$735,736.53 $742,165.53 $753,820.61 Transformation
Rise Up Academy
South Bend Sch Corp
$1,136,767.00 $712,276.00 $678,910.00 Transformation
George Washington
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,984,955.00 $1,888,955.00 $1,888,955.00 Turnaround
John Marshall Community High School
Indianapolis Public Schools
$1,916,765.00 $1,839,655.00 $1,839,655.00 Turnaround