Should CSR funds be used to support schools that are already implementing a comprehensive school reform program?
No. Schools already engaged in comprehensive reform may not receive CSR funds. CSR funds support schools that have completed all of the required preliminary steps and are ready to begin implementing a comprehensive school reform program. Schools that have previously engaged in only piecemeal attempts at reform-e.g., rewriting curriculum or increasing professional development-without integrating those strategies into a comprehensive design, but are now ready to take a whole-school approach, are eligible for CSR funds. (See G-1.) F-15. If an LEA submits virtually identical applications to an SEA on behalf of different schools, should the SEA consider such proposals for funding? LEAs are responsible for ensuring that each school develops a unique program, based on each school’s needs assessment, an analysis of those needs, and the goals developed as a result of that analysis. The eleven CSR components must be integrated and addressed coherently. A “one size fits all” proposal is not likel