The California Department of Education recently awarded nearly $12.5 million in federal School Improvement Grants to Meadow Homes Elementary and Oak Grove Middle School in Concord.
The school board gave district staff approval to submit the applications, without ever publicly reviewing them.
Since they are not available on the district’s website, I am posting a link here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/116329376/Final-SIG-Cohort-2-Grant-_Oak-Grove–Meadow-Homes_
Here are the improvement strategies each school has committed to in its application.
1. Refine instruction in ELD, mathematics and language arts.
2. Support for intervention to enrichment structures.
3. Working with a leadership data coach.
4. Parent education and partnerships.
5. Provide increased learning time.
6. Access to enrichment curriculum and electives
1. Implementation of interventions for students not at grade level proficiency
2. Increased learning time and creating a community-oriented school that supports academic, social and emotional needs of students.
The complete plans are outlined in the application.
Do you agree with these plans?