School Turnaround Office

School Innovation Fund (SIF) Rounds 2 and 3 Toolkit

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with the necessary information to successfully administer your School Innovation Fund Grant - Rounds 2 and 3. Templates and forms will be hyperlinked, as they become available. For questions, contact your STO liaison via email or at 518-473-8852.

Budget PDF Document (23 KB)

Federal and State Guidance for Grant Administrators PDF Document (71 KB)

Liaisons: Buffalo and Rochester (Andrew McGrath); Newburgh (Tracy Farrell); NYCDoE (Lisa Martin); Schenectady and Yonkers (Barbara Moscinski)

Performance Management Overview (Updated 9/22/14) PDF Document (184 KB)

Site Visit Agenda PDF Document (57 KB)

Site Visit Protocol PDF Document (142 KB)

2014-2015 Performance Management Calendar for June 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

August 2014

October 2014

  • Implementation Period Progress Report #1 is due on the NYSED's Review Room portal located at: no later than October 16, 2014. (Note: A worksheet (67 KB) provided to SIF grantees via e-mail is intended to assist in the collection of information for each SIF-funded school. It cannot be submitted on Review Room. Instead, the report templates found on Review Room must be completed.)
  • Guidance PDF Document (439 KB) on Submitting Your Progress Report on the NYSED's Review Room Portal
  • Sample Agenda for Performance Review Calls during the week of October 27, 2014 PDF Document (64 KB)
  • Sample Follow-Up Report Template PDF Document (56 KB)

January 2015

April 2015



Last Updated: February 25, 2015