GREENBURGH ELEVEN GRANTS
Greenburgh Eleven is the recipient of five New York State and Federal grants providing approximately over $1 million dollars of additional funding for the district. These funds are used to support our students by enhancing the staff and material resources available at our schools. For more information about NYS education grants, visit the NY State Department of Education.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) provides funding to improve student academic achievement and to increase the number of students who graduate prepared for success in college and the workplace. The grant focuses on providing materials, staff, technology, and behavior and academic support to improve English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Social Studies and Science skill and knowledge mastery, promote academic independence and build student self-esteem and confidence. The grant also provides parent support via a home/school liaison and parent workshop, and funding for education programs from Scholastic and Pearson, such as Read 180, Do the Math, Do the Math Now, Expert 21, Fastt Math, System 44, Digits, and Envision.
Click here for the latest SIG Brochure which provides more information on how the grant helps students and what parents can do to help their children.
TITLE I GRANT
The purpose of the Title 1 Grant is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education by providing additional academic services and programs, such as additional Regents preparation and Common Core instruction. The grant provides assistance to children who are having difficulty learning by providing intervention (known as Response to Intervention, RTI) staff in Reading and Math, and support in all content areas (English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies), including tutoring support. It allows Greenburgh Eleven to have academic intervention services and Digital Arts programs at the high school and provides staff development through ‘The Thoughtful Classroom’ professional development program and the Westchester Teacher Center.It also provides extended learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as field trips.
The purpose of IDEA Grant is to help students make progress toward rigorous college- and career-ready standards and high-quality assessments that are valid and reliable for all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities, to improve teacher effectiveness, and to provide intensive support and effective interventions. The IDEA Grant provides academic support in all content areas (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) and resources for the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. The grant also provides funding for extended learning opportunities outside the classroom, such as field trips, and computer technology funding.
LEARNING TECHNOLOGY GRANT
The Learning Technology Grant provides funds for professional development related to data-driven instruction and trains teachers and administrators in using the new online assessments that will be required by 2014-2015. Computers, SmartBoards, printers, and mobile devices such as iPads are also purchased using the grant funds.