School Turnaround Office

SIF 1 Archive

The School Innovation Fund programs support whole school redesign in districts that have schools identified as Tier III. The purposes of the School Innovation Fund are to increase high school graduation, college persistence, and college graduation rates by increasing the availability of new high quality seats for students at most risk for dropout, disengagement, and poor academic performance.


Best Practices: Two SIF 1 schools completed their January 1, 2012 to August 31, 2014 (extension from June 30, 2014) grant award periods. Both schools selected the Community-Oriented Wrap Around Services model as their whole-school redesign frameworks.

As part of their final reports, they were each asked to describe a promising practice that is currently being implemented and can easily be replicated by another school/district; describe data showing evidence of success of practice including the observable, positive impact the practice has on the school/district; and describe the steps the school/district has in place to sustain this best practice.

NYSED STO did not alter the documents submitted by the schools/districts.

Geneva CSD: Geneva HS (176 KB)

Rochester CSD: Roberto Clemente School #8 (coming soon)


School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 1 (SIF 1) Online Toolkit

SIF 1 ends its entire grant period on August 31, 2014. The Online Toolkit provides upcoming due dates and additional information to help you close out your grant. Please contact your liaison if you have any questions.

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 1 (SIF 1). Each section is hyperlinked to the appropriate forms, templates, or websites.

Award Letters and Executive Summaries for Approved Applicants - SIF 1:


School Innovation Fund (SIF1) Grantee Guide PDF document (1 MB)

Appendix A: Template SIF Performance Agreement PDF document (177 KB)

Appendix B: Template SIF MOU PDF document (242 KB)

Appendix C: Budget Forms PDF document (337 KB)


School Innovation Fund (SIF) Grant Overview

SIF 2
SIF 3

Last Updated: January 15, 2015