Hot Topics Blog: New SIF research, questions, answers posted
Updated Tuesday, October 9
District applications for the new $260 million state School
Improvement Fund (SIF) are due October 12.
COSA has created this blog to share information and resources that
districts can use as they complete the SIF applications. Together, we can all contribute to making the
SIF application process as efficient and effective as possible.
Please use this blog to:
- Ask Questions and Get
Answers. If you have
questions about the SIF application, you can certainly contact ODE
directly. And/or you can post them below (in the “Continue the
Discussion” area), and we’ll work with the Oregon Department of
Education (ODE) to get the answers for you. That way, we can all
benefit from the answers, since many of us probably have the same
questions. As well, please don’t hesitate to post any thoughts that add
to the discussion, refine a question or enhance an answer.
- Find and Share
SIF-related Research. Northwest Regional ESD has compiled a Research Bibliography that provides citations related to allowable uses of SIF Grant funds. NWRESD has also provided:
In addition, these SIF Research Links were compiled by ODE. They can also be found on ODE's SIF Grants Web page. As well, please e-mail Craig
Hawkins (or post below) any SIF-related research and/or
sources that your district is willing to share.
- View and Share SIF
Applications. When your district
completes its application, please consider sending a copy via e-mail to Craig Hawkins.
He’ll post it here so that other districts might learn from your
Again, let’s help each other make this SIF application
process effective and efficient!
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