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School Improvement Grants (SIG)

 

School Improvement Grants (SIG), authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act of 1965 (Title I or ESEA), are competitive grants given to Pennsylvania's lowest performing schools to substantially raise the achievement of their students.

Schools receiving SIG funding are required to implement one of six strategies to raise achievement:  

  • Turnaround
  • Transformation
  • Restart
  • Closure
  • Early Learning
  • Evidence-Based Whole-Schooled      
Notice of intent to apply for an extension to the School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003g waiver for fiscal year 2013 funds
The U.S. Department of Education has afforded Pennsylvania the opportunity to extend the waiver previously granted under section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) to extend the period of availability of the fiscal year 2013 School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds awarded under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, until September 30, 2019.  This request to extend the waiver, submitted pursuant to section 9401(d)(2) of the ESEA, would permit the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in accordance with  criteria the Pennsylvania Department of Education develops, to identify and allow local education agencies with Cohort 4 SIG schools additional time to expend remaining FY13 SIG funds in those schools.
 
The SEA seeks this extended waiver because some Pennsylvania LEAs have implemented educational programs that have greatly improved the opportunities for their students and have successfully initiated systems to turn around previously low achieving school. The SEA believes that the additional time is in the public interest and will enable qualifying LEAs to ensure that their Cohort 4 schools are able to use remaining FY 2013 SIG funds to support continued full and effective implementation of selected SIG intervention models.
 
Should you wish to provide PDE with comments on this waiver request, please forward them to Erin Oberdorf (eoberdorf@pa.gov) by 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2016.
 

Notice of Approval to Extend FY12 School Improvement Grant (SIG) 1003g Funds Through September 30, 2016.

 

These schools have been approved on August 31, 2015, to implement the waiver allowing the extension of the use of 2012-13 SIG funds through Sept. 30, 2016.  

 

AUN    

LEA     

School Name     

School #     

Amount of Funds
to be Extended
101260303

Albert Gallatin Area SD

Albert Gallatin Area SHS 6001

$220,000    

108112502

Greater Johnstown SD

Greater Johnstown MS 1252

$365,955

112679002

York City SD

McKinley School 8242

$350,885

125231232

Chester-Upland SD

STEM at Showalter 8303

$352,928.88

103022503

Duquesne City SD

Duquesne El Sch 7908

$59,359

105252602

Erie City SD

Pfeiffer-Burleigh Sch 7035

$280,819

126513734

Mastery CS-Gratz Campus

Mastery CS-Gratz Campus 8207

$90,000

126515001

Philadelphia City SD

Roosevelt Theodore ES 8296

$341,200.68

2015-2016 School Year Information

 

2014-2015 School Year Information

2014-2015 SIG Awards (Excel)
2014-2015 SIG Eligible Schools  (Excel)
2014-2015 Pennsylvania SIG Application (Word)
2014-2015 LEA Application (Word)
2014-2015 LEA Application Rubric (Excel)
   

2013-2014 School Year Information  

2013-2014 SIG Awards (Excel)
2013-2014 SIG Eligible Schools (PDF)  
2013-2014 Pennsylvania SIG Application (PDF)  
2013-2014 LEA Application (PDF)  
2013-2014 LEA Application Rubric (PDF) 
        

2011-2012 School Year Information

2011-2012 SIG Awards (Excel)
2011-2012 SIG Eligible Schools (Excel)
2011-2012 SIG LEA Application (Word)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Application (to be used as a reference point for 11/12 SIG LEA Application) (PDF)
   

2010-2011 School Year Information

2010-2011 SIG Awards (Excel) 
2010-2011 Pennsylvania SIG Application (PDF)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Application (PDF)
2010-2011 SIG LEA Rubric (PDF)
2010-2011 Tier I Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools (Excel)
2010-2011 Tier II PLA Schools (Excel)