The School District Collaboration Grant Program (SDCG) was established by the 2011 State Legislature to provide funding for school districts to improve student achievement through the voluntary collaboration of teachers and administrators to implement new approaches to: career pathways, evaluation processes, compensation models and enhanced professional development opportunities. In 2016, the Governor sought recommendations on how Network funding could be restructured to elevate equity, be less reliant on competitive grants, more reflective of the needs identified by those the resources were intended to impact (educators), and sensitive to local context.
These funds, distributed through ODE under the School District Collaboration Grants have now been reassigned to the Educator Advancement Council (EAC). In order to provide broader statewide access to these resources, the EAC will disperse funds through regional networks to help facilitate design and implementation of improvement efforts defined by school districts in the region. Specifics pertaining to how supports and methods for distributing these resources through the EAC are under development for deployment this fall.
ODE and the EAC are working collaboratively to provide updates and guidance moving forward. You can sign up to receive notices of EAC meetings and resource materials, you may also contact EAC staff.
Previously Funded Collaboration Grants
For more information on this topic, please contact the Educator Effectiveness help desk.