SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

State disqualifies SCUSD for school improvement grant

The CDE (California Department of Education) turned down Sacramento City Unified School District’s $22M application for a School Improvement Grant (SIG). This grant money was to be used to fund initiatives to reform the Superintendent’s Priority Schools in the district, including Oak Ridge Elementary, which had been identified as “persistently underperforming” by the state of California. Joining Sacramento in being turned down were Stockton Unified, and Los Angeles Unified School Districts which had applied for $75M and $12.8M respectively.

Article from Stockton Record


Written by alicemercer

August 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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  1. SCUSD has consistently underfunded its low income schools. Next year will be the first time in a long while that state compensatory education funds are shared equitably. We also have over 20 million dollars of SSC money being carried over. The last time the CDE investigated this scandal in the 90’s we were fined for not supporting student need appropriately. Perhaps we need to get our house in order before chasing after competitive grants.

    Leo Bennett-Cauchon

    August 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

  2. I wonder if Raymond will start pushing for some more concessions . . .


    August 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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