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School Improvement Grants

School Improvement Grants (SIG) provide funding to help local educational agencies (LEAs) address the needs of priority and focus schools to improve student achievement. SIG funds are to be used to leverage change and improve technical assistance through LEAs targeting activities towards measurable outcomes. Expected results from the use of these funds include improving student proficiency, increasing the numbers of schools that make adequate yearly progress, using data to inform decisions, and creating a system of continuous feedback and improvement.

This program provides financial assistance to LEAs with "persistently lowest-achieving" schools to substantially raise student achievement in those schools and to enable the schools to make Adequate Yearly Progress.

This page documents the grants that were funded and not funded. The grant applications, along with the scoring rubrics, are included on this page.

FY 2012 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 4)
FY 2011 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 3)
FY 2010 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 2)
FY 2009 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 1)

FY 2012 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 4)

The Timeline for the Grant Competetion is:

2012   
August LEAs receive notification of identified priority and focus schools. 
2013  
January SEA grant application is submitted.
March SEA grant application and LEA grant application is approved.
March/April KSDE offers technical assistance to LEAs on grant competition.
May

LEA grant application due.
LEA grant applications evaluated and site visits are held.

June LEA grants awarded at KSDE BOE meeting.
Funds available to LEAs.
Pre-implementation activities begin at school site.
August

Full implementation begins at school site.


Kansas Requests for Waivers from US Department of Education:
Notice of Intent Grant Waiver Request  (PDF)
SEA School Improvement Grant Application (PDF)
LEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)

Grants that were Funded:
District Name  School Name 2013 Total Intervention Model
 USD 501 Topeka Quincy Elementary $716,702 Transformation
 USD 501 Topeka Ross Elementary $966,865 Transformation
 USD 501 Topeka Scott Dual Language Magnet $878,731 Transformation

 

Supplemental Grant Award (September 2013):

District Name  School Name Supplemental Award Intervention Model
 USD 501 Topeka Quincy Elementary $59,935 Transformation
 USD 501 Topeka Ross Elementary $59,935 Transformation
 USD 501 Topeka Scott Dual Language Magnet $59,934 Transformation

FY 2011 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 3)

The Timeline for the Grant Competetion is:
 2011  
April: SEA grant application is submitted.
May LEA's receive notification of identified Tier I, Tier II and Tier III Schools.
SEA grant application and LEA grant application is approved.
June: LEA grant application is distributed.
June 11-15: Grant presentation visits scheduled.
June 18: Grants reviewed by TPS staff.
July 10: LEA grants awarded at KSDE meeting.
July 23: Funds available to LEAs
July: Pre-Implementation activities begin at school site.
August: Full-Implementation begins at achool site.

Kansas Requests for Waivers from US Department of Education:
Notice of Intent Grant Waiver Request (PDF)
SEA School Improvement Grant Application (PDF)
LEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)

Grants That Were Funded:
 District Name School Name 2012 Total Intervention Model
 USD 500 Kansas City Douglass Elementary $1,132,155 Transformation
 USD 500 Kansas City New Stanley Elementary $1,337,026 Transformation

FY 2010 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 2)

The Timeline for the Grant Competition is:
2010  
December: SEA grant application is submitted.
LEA's receive notification of identified Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III level schools.
2011  
April: SEA Grant application and LEA Grant application is approved.
LEA grant application is distributed.
June 1: LEA grants due.
June: LEA grants evaluated and site visits completed.
July: LEA grants awarded at KSBE meeting.
Funds are available to LEAs.
August: Pre-Implementation begins at school site.


SEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)
SEA School Improvement Grant Application Appendicies  (PDF)
LEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)

Grants that were Funded:
District Name  School Name 2011 Total 2012 Total Total Intervention Model
USD 259 Wichita Pleasant Valley Middle School $1,700,000 $689,060 $2,389,060 Transformation

FY 2009 SIG 1003(g) Grants (Cohort 1)

SEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)
SEA School Improvement Grant Application Appendicies  (PDF)
LEA School Improvement Grant Application  (PDF)

Grants that were Funded:
District Name  School Name 2010 Total 2011 Total 2012 Total Total Intervention Model
USD 247 Cherokee South East High $764,280 $371,317 $328,153 $1,463,750 Transformation
USD 259 Wichita Curtis Middle School $1,997,004 $1,999,649 $1,999,856 $5,996,509 Transformation
USD 480 Liberal South Middle School $1,803,784 $1,362,554 $1,174,409 $4,340,747 Transformation
USD 500 Kansas City Emerson Elementary $1,080,029 $938,829 $963,029 $4,773,306 Turnaround
USD 500 Kansas City Northwest Middle School $1,898,400 $1,545,190 $1,329,716 $4,773,306 Transformation
USD 501 Topeka Highland Park High $1,970,180 $1,927,122 $1,970,356 $5,867,658 Transformation
Grants That Were Not Funded
District Name  School Name Tier
USD 500 Kansas City Harmon High Tier II
USD 500 Kansas City Mark Twain Elementary Tier I
USD 500 Kansas City Schlage High Tier II
USD 500 Kansas City Washington High Tier II
USD 500 Kansas City Wyandotte High Tier II

Schools on Improvement Grants
Education Program Consultant
Pat Hill
795-296-3137
phill@ksde.org

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