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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2012

Fund Code: 202
Innovation Schools Planning Grant

Funds Allocated: $207,000 (Federal)
Funds Requested: $374,749
Purpose: The purpose of the grant program is to give educators and other stakeholders across the state the opportunity to create in-district schools that will leverage the lessons learned from the state's top performing autonomous schools. In particular, these unique schools will operate with increased autonomy and flexibility in the areas of curriculum, budget, school schedule and calendar, staffing (including waivers from or exemptions to collective bargaining agreements), school district policies, and professional development. In exchange for greater authority to establish the school conditions that will lead to improved teaching and learning, the operators of Innovation Schools will be held accountable for meeting annual benchmarks for student achievement and school performance.
Number of Proposals Received: 26
Number of Proposals Recommended: 21
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 5
Result of Funding: Funds will be used to support the planning activities of the innovation planning committee and must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. Examples of allowable expenditures include but are not limited to: stipends for educators; reimbursements for substitutes; services provided by consultants; and the acquisition of curriculum materials related to development of an innovation plan. Grant awards are $7,000 and $10,000.
RecipientAmount
Auburn Public Schools- STEM Academy for Middle School Engineers10,000
Boston Public Schools- Eliot10,000
Boston Public Schools- Mildred Avenue10,000
Boston Public Schools- Paige Academy10,000
Boston Public Schools- Tobin10,000
Renaissance Charter Public School10,000
Dennis Yarmouth- Ezra Baker10,000
Dennis Yarmouth- Wixon10,000
Fitchburg Public Schools - McKay Campus School/Fitchburg Arts Academy10,000
Gloucester Public Schools- O'Malley Middle School10,000
Greenfield- GEMS10,000
Haverhill Public Schools- John C. Tilton Innovation Schools10,000
Leominster Public Schools- Center for Excellence10,000
Leominster Public Schools- Center for Technical Education Innovation10,000
Lynn- Washington Elementary10,000
Marlborough Public Schools- STEM 21st Century Elementary School10,000
Quabbin RSD- International Baccalaureate7,000
Worcester Public Schools- East Middle10,000
Worcester Public Schools- Lincoln Street10,000
Worcester Public Schools- Worcester Technical High School STEM Early College10,000
Somerville- Winter Hill Community School10,000
Total Federal Funds$207,000


Last Updated: February 16, 2012
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