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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2016

Fund Code: 156
Innovation Schools Planning Grant

Funds Allocated:$208,000 (State Funds)
Funds Requested:$383,037
Purpose of Funding: The purpose of this one-time state funded Innovation Schools Planning Grant is to support high-impact, in-depth school planning processes for new and/or conversion innovation schools or academies, and former turnaround schools operating under exit assurances seeking to retain autonomies through the innovation schools redesign model.
Number of Proposals Received:5
Number of Proposals Recommended:2
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:3
Result of Funding: The planning grant awards range from $65,363 - $67,637 and will benefit approximately 3,474 students in grades 3-12. The grant will support high-impact, in-depth school planning processes.

Innovation schools are in-district public schools that operate with increased autonomy and flexibilities in six key areas: curriculum, instruction, and assessment; schedule and calendar; staffing; professional development; district policies and procedures; and budget. The innovation school model is rooted in the belief that autonomy and flexibility in one or more of the six identified areas will establish the school conditions that lead to improved teaching and learning.


RecipientsAmounts
Lowell Public Schools-Lowell High School (9-12) $65,363
Orange Public Schools-Dexter Park (3-6)67,637
Total State Funds$133,000


Last Updated: February 5, 2016
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