School Turnaround Office


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.

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 PDF Document

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:

ARCHIVED as of June 30, 2014 School Innovation Fund Grant - Round 2 SIF 2 Online Toolkit

Beginning July 1, 2014, SIF 2 grantees will follow the 2014-2015 SIF 2 and SIF 3 Performance Management Toolkit found at:
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.

2013 Awardees' Orientation: February 28, 2013: Part Two: Orientation SessionPDF Document

2013 Awardees' Orientation: January 7, 2013, Part One: Conference Call PowerPoint Presentation

Announcement of Funding Opportunity

School Innovation Fund (Round 2) RFP Grant

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:

Newburgh Enlarged CSD - Temple Hill Academy PDF Document

Rochester CSD - Dr. Louis A. Cerulli - School #34PDF Document

Rochester CSD - Dr. Martin Luther King - School #9 PDF Document

Schenectady CSD - Lincoln Elementary School PDF Document

School Innovation Fund (SIF) Grant Overview


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