Should CSR funds be used to support schools that are already implementing a comprehensive school reform program?

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Should CSR funds be used to support schools that are already implementing a comprehensive school reform program?

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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