School Improvement Grant (SIG)


School Improvement Grant (SIG) Oklahoma State Department of Education School Turnaround

SIG Contact

Iva Owens
Executive Director
Office of School Turnaround, SIG

Phone: (405) 522-3263
Email: iva.owens@sde.ok.gov

School Turnaround Main

SIG Information

  • SIG is a competitive grant meaning an application must be submitted and approved prior to funding being awarded.
  • The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) applied to the United States Department of Education (USDE) for SIG funding for a fourth cohort in November 2013.
  • Only LEAs that are eligible based on the Priority Schools list may apply for funds.
  • Currently there are nine (9) active SIG sites for school year 2014-2015.
     
  • If awarded, each SIG site would choose a Turnaround Model to implement:
    • Restart Model - LEA closes a school and reopens it with a different operating structure (e.g., charter).
    • Closure Model - LEA closes the school and enrolls the student in other higher achieving schools within the LEA.
    • Transformation Model - LEA and school use funds to implement a required list of initiatives.
    • Turnaround Model - LEA and school use the SIG funds to implement a required list of initiatives.
       
  • Additional OSDE requirements include:
    • Turnaround Office(r) - Individual(s) responsible for the day-to-day management of the reform efforts at the site level. Serves as OSDE liaison.
    • Collaboration Time - Ninety (90) minutes of collaboration time scheduled and protected each week.
    • Professional Development - LEAs must provide at least five (5) days of site-based training on initiatives to support the goals of the grant for each teacher. Additionally, the LEA must provided a five (5) day teacher academy or institute to provide training on school turnaround initiatives and provide information on the requirements of the 1003(g) grant.

SIG has awarded Four (4) Cohorts of Sub-grantees:

Cohort I - 10 Schools Awarded

  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 3 Middle Schools
  • 5 High Schools
  • 9 Schools - Transformation Model
  • 1 School - Turnaround Model

Cohort II & III - 6 Schools Awarded

  • 1 Charter School (K-12)
  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 2 Middle Schools
  • 1 High School
  • All Schools - Transformation Model

Cohort IV - 4 Schools Awarded

  • 3 Elementary Schools
  • 1 High School
  • All Schools - Transformation Model
     

 

Oklahoma SIG Cohort 4

Awarded 2014-2015 School Improvement Grant (SIG) Cohort 4 Schools
  • Dover High School
  • Maud Elementary School
  • Mission Elementary School (Anadarko PS)
  • Wanette Elementary School

 

Oklahoma SIG Cohort 3

Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for Cohort 3 SIG Schools

Oklahoma SIG Cohort 2
Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for 2011-2012 (Cohort 2) SIG Schools

All schools that applied for Cohort 2 were funded.



Oklahoma SIG Cohort 1

Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for 2010-2011 (Cohort 1) SIG Schools
 

School Improvement Grant - Intervention Models

A powerpoint series prepared by the Center on Innovation & Improvement for use by the regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies to inform local education agencies.

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Resources

Office of School Turnaround (405) 522-3395  |  Contact us

 

Last updated on June 27, 2014