School Improvement Grant (SIG)





Eight schools in the state of Mississippi were awarded funds from the state’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in which the former Greenwood Public School was awarded funds for three schools to help improve student achievement.


The former Greenwood Public Schools was awarded over $4.6 million over the course of four years to be distributed among three eligible SIG schools; Threadgill Elementary, Greenwood Middle School, and Greenwood High School. Each school was approved to implement the Transformation model.


The transformation model requires the district to replace the existing principal however, the district applied for rural flexibility which allowed principals to remain at the building level, implement increase learning time, provide ongoing, high-quality, job-embedded professional development designed to build capacity and support staff, and promote the continuous use of student data for improvement.


Some of the benefits of the grant include:


  •      The purchase of resources and supplies to improve student achievement (textbooks, software, etc...)
  •      Teacher and student incentives
  •      Additional support staff hired to assistance in improving student achievement
  •      Funding provided for extended school/year program
  •      Funding provided for Professional development opportunities for all faculty and staff