Systemic Supports for District and School Turnaround - Round 2
Announcement of Funding Opportunity

Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to provide opportunities for LEAs, who are recipients of School Improvement Grants (SIG) or Priority Schools (under the NCLB Flexibility Waiver), to partner with support organizations to:

  • Build supportive district-level operating structures, and re-frame district systems to both support schools in improving student academic performance and holding them accountable for needed gains in performance.
  • Build the capacity of district and school leaders to co-design and implement school turnaround plans that ensure dramatic gains in student academic performance through the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), systems for teacher and leader effectiveness, and a cycle of data-driven instruction (DDI)/inquiry and action.
  • Coordinate and streamline an LEA’s existing school turnaround efforts (through existing implementation of School Improvement Grant (1003g), Race to the Top Scope of Work plans, Comprehensive Education Plans (CEP), and Consolidated Applications, etc.) into one integrated approach to school turnaround.

Eligibility and Maximum 2-Year Funding Amount

LEAs that house identified Priority Schools and do not currently hold a Systemic Supports for District and School Turnaround (SSDST) – Round 1 grant are eligible for funding for this program. The eligible LEAs for this grant award are listed below:

Eligibility and Maximum 2-Year Funding Amount

Eligible LEAs

Maximum Funding Amount Available

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

$9,760,955

BUFFALO CITY SD

$2,268,290

YONKERS CITY SD

$1,204,410

HEMPSTEAD UFSD

$302,170

CENTRAL ISLIP UFSD

$276,925

WYANDANCH UFSD

$234,510

GREENBURGH ELEVEN UFSD

$204,335

*Awards will be made subject to the availability of funding by the U.S. Department of Education.

Project Period

An eligible applicant must submit its district-wide Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan using the online form approved by the Commissioner. The APPR plan must be submitted with sufficient time to be approved before close of business on January 17, 2013. If the APPR plan is not approved by January 17, 2013, then an LEA’s application will be rejected and will not receive funding under the grant program.

LEAs must continuously maintain Commissioner’s approval of its APPR plan for all principals and teachers for the entire period of the grant. If the Commissioner approved APPR in effect upon submission is set to expire prior to the end of the grant, subsequent APPR plans must obtain and maintain Commissioner approval with no break in force or effect. Any period of break in Commissioner approved agreement will result in the immediate suspension of SIG funds.

Project Period

Project Period 1: February 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013

Project Period 2: September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014

Application Due Date

Applications will be due January 18, 2013

Submission

Submit one original and one digital copy to:

NYS Education Department
School Turnaround Office
89 Washington Avenue, Room 475 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

ATTN: Systemic Supports for Districts and School Grant - Round 2

If you have any questions about this application please contact:

Owen Donovan, Coordinator
NYSED School Turnaround Office
(518) 473-8852
Turnaround@mail.nysed.gov

RFP DOCUMENTS


Original RFP Posting Date: June 11, 2012

Round 2 RFP Posting Date: December 13, 2012

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