May 26, 2017



Community Superintendents


High School Superintendents


Field Support Center Teams


School Principals



Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer



Summer 2017 Title I 1003(a) School Improvement Grant to Support


Expanded Learning Time and Professional Development Activities


This memorandum releases Title I Section 1003(a) School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds to all schools

which were designated Title I Priority/Focus Schools and Local Assistance Plan (LAP) schools in FY 2015 - 2016 and/or FY 2016 - 2017. Schools that were identified as in Good Standing in FY 2016 - 2017 but which were formerly Priority/Focus and Local Assistance Plans in FY 2015 - 2016 will receive transitional funding, not receiving School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g) SIG, School Innovation Funds (SIF), Persistently Struggling Schools Grants (PSSG), and Socio-Economic Integration Pilot Program (SIPP) Grants in SY 2015 - 2016.


These funds are to support supplemental Expanded Learning Time (ELT) activities for students and/or professional development activities for staff to be conducted during Summer 2017.


Allowable activities are as follows:

      Summer bridge or transitional program for incoming students (middle and high schools)

      Regents preparation

      Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) course work

      Pre-Algebra for middle schools

      SAT prep

      Programs to improve achievement of English Language Learner students and students with disabilities

      At-risk speech services

      Reading intervention services that focus on phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, and comprehension

      Reinforcement of key mathematics skills

      Professional development for staff


Please note that no more than 10% of this funding may be used for supplies and materials.


Galaxy Requirements

When scheduling these funds, schools must use the Galaxy program dropdowns aligned with the Framework for Great Schools, found in Appendix A of the Priority and Focus SAM No. 37, consistent

with the allowable activities indicated above and the corresponding goals and action plans detailed in their SCEP or RSCEP.


Grant funding ends on August 31, 2017.


Funds will be placed in Galaxy Allocation Category: Title I 1003(a) Summer


Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 33, FY 2018



Table 1 Summer 2017 Title I 1003(a) School Improvement Grant Allocation Summary

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C: Sharon Rencher

Madelyn Vida