ISBE seeking grant reviewers

Illinois is looking for experienced school administrators, teachers, and others who have engaged in the turnaround of low performing high schools to review the most recent round of SIG grant applications.  Interested?  Details below.

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Grant Readers Request for Illinois FY 2013 School Improvement Grants

The Illinois State Board of Education’s Innovation and Improvement Division is seeking grant readers for the FY 2013 School Improvement Grant (SIG) – Section 1003(g) competition. Selected grant readers must participate in web-based trainings on the SIG 1003(g) requirements and Illinois’ application assessment process prior to receipt of the district/school applications. ISBE anticipates that readers will need to devote approximately 100 hours to this process over a four to five week period in late May and June 2012. Readers will complete the review process and submit their scoring results electronically. Following the individual application reviews, readers must attend one face-to-face consensus meeting in Illinois.

Required Qualifications and Skills: A minimum of four years in the field of education. Candidates must have knowledge about turning around low performing schools, high school administrative/teaching experience, and familiarity with the SIG grant requirements. Applicants with work experience in low-performing schools that were effectively turned around are preferred.

Compensation: ISBE will issue a $4,200 honorarium to readers selected for their service and a maximum of $800 approvable travel reimbursement based on Illinois state guidelines (transportation, hotel and per diem).

Contact Information: Interested candidates should e- mail Marti Woelfle at mwoelfle@isbe.netto receive the required grant reader application documents.