School Actions Overview

 

2023-2024 SCHOOL ACTION FUND

 

Timeline

Application Window | October 23, 2023 to December 7, 2023 (CLOSED)

Awards announced to the field | February 8, 2024 (Estimated)

Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) | March 18, 2024 to May 17, 2024 (60 days)

 

 

What are School Actions?

School Actions are bold strategies that transform low-performing schools, fulfill unmet community needs, and expand access to world-class learning environments for students.

All School Actions include the following components:

  1.  Effective Schools Framework-Aligned school model including adoption of High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) and implementation of Research-Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS);
  2. High-Impact Tutoring, and;
  3. Extended Day or Year

SAF applicants may select from four proven School Actions types with various implementation models. The Center for School Actions is here to support districts in selecting a best-fit option. You can begin by using the links below to learn more.

Cycle 8 School Actions

Check out the LASO Cycle II web page.

Restart

Restart Actions provide an opportunity for a district to rapidly improve outcomes for students through an intentional focus on highly effective talent, new rigorous academic programming, and culture systems that focus on positive school culture. Learn more:

New School

New School Actions allow districts to design a new learning environment that best suits student, family and community needs. Learn more:

Reassign

The Reassign Action supports districts in the thoughtful transfer of students to high-performing A/B-rated schools after the closure of a campus.

Redesign

Redesign Actions support a school leader to develop and implement a whole school model that meets the community's needs. Learn more:

School Action Self Assessment Tool

Use this resource to guide your decision making around bold actions for one or more of your campuses. This tool should help spark conversations with your fellow district leaders, your school board, and your families. The recommendations you will receive after using this tool are created based off of formulas, but this tool is not perfect and it is not an exact science.