The New York State Education Department has announced two Syracuse City School District Schools will receive $5 million, as part of a $95 million School Improvement Grant (SIG), that will be divided among 39 schools throughout the state.
SCSD’s Meachem Elementary School and McKinley?Brighton Elementary School will receive approximately $2.5 million each, as part of a state-wide effort to improve outcomes for students “by achieving dramatic school-level achievement gains so that the school is in good academic standing within three years,” NYSED stated.
“School Improvement Grants are a welcome investment in some of our most challenged schools,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa said. “Turnaround can only happen when schools receive sufficient support, and resources. These grants will help our struggling schools to engage in transformative practices that have the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes for our children.”
The two schools buy valium online legally will be able to use the grant funding to implement one of six federally-designated or state-determined models, which the state has assigned to both schools as follows:
- Meachem Elementary School, and McKinley?Brighton Elementary School; Innovation Framework, Framework-Individualized Learning model. The schools will partner specifically with an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO), to jointly launch a whole-school redesign.
According to NYSED officials, the project period for the grant is five years.
In addition, the continuation of funding, following each project period, will be contingent upon the schools’ progress toward “meeting achievement goals, leading indicators, fidelity of implementation of required model actions, and maintenance of all grant requirements,” the state said.
The schools’ final awards will be subject to review and approval by the state comptroller’s office.
Visit http://www.nysed.gov/news/2016/state-education-department-awards-95-million-school-improvement-grants to view the full list of schools which have been chosen to receive the awards.