Grant Profile

Washoe County School District

Cohort:
TIF 4
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Washoe County School District (WCSD) is building on previous experience with performance-based compensation to implement the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) initiative with a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focus. The grant includes comprehensive evaluation systems for teachers and principals that incorporate student growth. The integration of student learning objectives (SLOs) into the growth model will improve teacher and principal performance data for tested and non-tested grades and subjects. The project provides career opportunities through a STEM Career Lattice and is implementing rigorous professional development (PD) in STEM content and 21st Century learning skills. Nine vertically aligned schools within WCSD participate in the grant—seven elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The percentage of students on free or reduced-price lunch ranges from 62 to 86 percent. All schools have high concentrations of English learners and have implemented instructional strategies and PD to support struggling learners. The schools’ vertical alignment facilitates STEM PD and the integration of STEM content across grade levels.

Grant
Information

425 East Ninth Street
Reno
Nevada
89512
(775) 348-0338
Project Director: 
Mike Paul
Grant Number: 
S374B120008
Award amount: 
$25,540,700
STEM Grantee: 
Yes
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
9
Number of principals: 
9
Number of teachers: 
472
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