The School Improvement Grants (SIG) Initiative is a partnership between schools, communities and the OPI to improve Montana’s most struggling schools. Montana Schools of Promise was established in 2009 through a multiple million dollar Title I 1003(g) Grant from the Federal Government to significantly improve the educational experience and outcomes for students attending SIG eligible schools.
This grant opportunity supports:
- Student leadership to build confidence and maintain a student centered school
- Culturally responsive approaches for students through place-based knowledge and local practices
- More teacher, staff and administration development and organization
- Increasing School board members and community knowledge around laws, policies and opportunities to build the community structure
Initial funding of the grant began in 2009 to provide for three years, but fiscal conservation and planning allowed the grants to support student into the 2013-2014 school year. Schools districts served in the initial grant were Frazer Public Schools, Lame Deer Public Schools, Lodge Grass Public Schools, and Pryor Public Schools.
2014-2015 allowed for Montana to continue working with Hays Lodge Pole school district, and again, funding has stretched into a 4th year allocation.
Heart Butte Schools will be able to utilize this funding to support student success into the 2018-2019 school year and possibly beyond.