Program Description: Title I School Improvement, a component of Title I, requires SEA’s and LEA’s to review annually the status of every school, using defined benchmarks, in order to ensure that the school is making adequate progress toward achieving the long-term proficiency goal. These resources will be targeted to specific proven investments in Title I schools and districts that face severe academic challenges. Title I schools identified for School Improvement, Corrective Action or Restructuring can receive additional funding administered by the Kansas Department of Education and are now identified as Tier I and Tier III. Kansas has also identified secondary schools that will be eligible for funding in Tier II.
General information: The state application and the local application applications have been approved. Tier I and Tier II schools are competing for grants that will be awarded in June. Tier III grants will be available after the funding Tier I and Tier II schools conclude.
ARRA Funding: Kansas is receiving $22,638,363.
ARRA Allocations ( Posted August 26th 2010)
School Improvement Grants—SIG Section 1003 (g) Regular and ARRA Funds—Awarded July, 2010
Howard Shuler, Interim Director
Title Programs and Services Team
Kansas State Department of Education
Phone: (785) 296-5081
Fax: (785) 296-5867