School Improvement Grant (SIG)
Since the advent of the 2010-2011 school year Bridgeport Public Schools has been in the process of what we believe to be an exciting and constructive transformation as we make strides in the implementation of the School Improvement Grant (SIG) awarded to the District at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
This year, in addition to the three schools initially selected for this process as a result of having been identified by the State Department of Education as low performing schools in need of remediation: Bassick High School, Harding High School, and Barnum Elementary School, a fourth school, Roosevelt Elementary School, has also qualified and will benefit from the implementation of this grant. In order to achieve reform and elevate these schools to the levels at which we know they can and should be performing we pursued and secured the School Improvement Grant (SIG) enabling us the support and resources necessary to affect positive change. These changes have already resulted in the grant mandated new organizational structure of the schools in question. This restructuring is meant to facilitate advancements in teaching and learning making it possible for us to develop and employ numerous methods by which we can truly reach each and every one our students and provide them with the best educational opportunities possible.
As the year progresses we will continue to provide updates through this site. We hope that you will follow the District’s progress as we explore and embrace these new opportunities.
Should you have any questions or require further information please utilize the below cited contact information:
Office of the Associate Superintendent
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 203
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
(203) 275-1003, phone
(203) 337-0150, fax
The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program is authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The grants are given to states for the purpose of providing assistance for school improvement through grants for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), or districts. The state must “give priority to the LEAs with the lowest-achieving schools that demonstrate — (A) the greatest need for such funds; and (B) the strongest commitment to ensuring that such funds are used to provide adequate resources to enable the lowest-achieving schools to meet the goals under school and local educational improvement, corrective action, and restructuring plans under section 1116.”