|Purpose: ||The purpose of this state grant program is to provide needed support for the state's persistently lowest achieving schools, Level 4 schools, as they plan and develop their School Turnaround Plans. |
|Priorities: ||Districts with persistently lowest achieving Level 4 schools, identified under the state's Framework for Accountability and Assistance, will receive first priority for grants. |
|Eligibility: ||The following school districts are eligible for this funding: Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield Public Schools. |
|Funding: || Funding for the grant will come from state school improvement funds. Each district listed above will be awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000. The total allocation is $90,000. |
|Fund Use: ||Fund use must be consistent with applicable state requirements. All expenditures must go towards turnaround planning efforts, including the development of a Turnaround Plan to be approved by the state and/or a federal School Redesign Grant application. Districts are allowed to budget funds at both the district level and school level.|
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
- Contract buyouts;
- Capital expenses; and
- Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary for turnaround planning efforts.
|Project Duration: ||Upon Approval to 6/30/2013|
|Program Unit: ||Office of District and School Turnaround, Center for Targeted Assistance|
|Phone Number: ||
|Programmatic:||Erika Werner||(781) 338-3555|
|Budget Workbook:||Russ Fleming||(781) 338-6259|
|Date Due: ||Rolling, but no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.|
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
|Required Forms: ||
- Parts I and II: Budget Workbook (Includes the Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants and Budget Detail Pages.)
|Submission Instructions: || Mail one copy of the Signature Page with the original signature of the Superintendent or Executive Director to:|
School Improvement Grants Programs
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Email the Budget Workbook (Parts I and II) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.