Best Practices: Four SIF 2 schools completed their grant award periods which began on January 1, 2013. One ended on June 30, 2015 and three participated in a no-cost extension through August 31, 2015. All four 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. Best Practices will be posted at a later date.
Newburgh Enlarged CSD: Temple Hill Academy
Rochester CSD: Dr. Martin Luther King School #9
Rochester CSD: Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School #34
Schenectady CSD: Lincoln Elementary School
End of Grant Period (August 31, 2015 no-cost extension; otherwise June 30, 2015)
- SIF 2 grantees will be invited to future technical assistance opportunities relevant to the Community-Oriented Schools design framework.
- If the LEA purchased instructional equipment with SIF funds, please keep an inventory of such items.
- In keeping grant records, follow the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule ED-1: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_pub_ed1.shtml
Beginning July 1, 2014, SIF 2 grantees will follow the 2014-2015 SIF 2 and SIF 3 Performance Management Toolkit found at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/turnaround/SchoolInnovationFundSIFGrant.html.
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund - Round 2 (SIF 2) Grant. Each section is hyperlinked to the appropriate forms, templates, or websites.
Announcement of Funding Opportunity
Fundable Applicants: School Innovation Fund (SIF2) Grant
Following is a list of fundable applicants for the School Innovation Fund Round 2 competitive grant. Award notifications have been sent to fundable applicants that have an approved APPR plan.
Award Letters and Executive Summaries for Approved Applicants - SIF 2: