Commissioner's Schools are asked to share their story of change and success with low performing schools, and help them replicate a similar process. The “Focus” (lowest 15%) or “Priority” (lowest 5%) school’s Turn-Around Teams will watch the video about HCS and the other schools, and determine what Commissioner's Schools they will potentially work with. HCS will be paired with four schools. Once they review the videos, and choose us as a partner, a small team of HCS teachers and administrators will work with these schools over the next two years. Most of our conversations will occur via technology, or by small administrative/instructional visiting teams, so we don't anticipate any negative impact on our school. For this process, we will be awarded $150,000 per year, for two years.
We wanted you to be aware of our news before it goes public. We also hope that you will take a minute to watch our great video and see the positive impact it will have on children throughout New York State. We expect this will occur some time in the near future. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We will keep you posted as the year progresses.
New York State Commissioner's Grant Movie