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

Phone: (405) 522-3263
Email: Iva.Owens@sde.ok.gov

School Turnaround Main

New Waiver for Public Comment

Waiver to extend Cohort 2 SIG Funds

Notice for Public Comment

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 6 active SIG sites for school year 2013-2014.
     
  • 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 lease five (5) days of site-based training on initiatives to support the goals of the application for each teacher. Additionally, the LEA must provided a five (5) day teacher academy or institute to provide training in school turnaround initiatives and information about the requirements of the 1003(g) grant.

 

SIG has awarded 3 Cohorts of 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 - 3 Schools Awarded

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

Cohort III - 3 Schools Awarded

  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 1 Middle School
  • All Schools - Transformation Model
     

 

Cohort 4

Deadline for Cohort 4 Applications April 11, 2014 

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.

Resources

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

 

Last updated on April 14, 2014