The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking qualified organizations to submit a Turnaround Vendor Application to provide a turnaround training and support team to a school identified under KRS 160.346(3) for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI).
As outlined in 703 KAR 5:280, Section 15, an entity may request to be a KDE-approved turnaround vendor by submitting the Turnaround Vendor Application outlining evidence of the entity's documented success at turnaround diagnosis, training, and improved performance of organizations as well as expertise in using evidence-based strategies to improve student achievement, instruction, and schools. Applications will be scored by an inter-agency team of reviewers based on rubric criteria.
Applications will be accepted from July 1 to 11:59 P.M. August 14.
Written questions regarding this process may be emailed to Ruth Swanson by 4:00 P.M. July 15. Responses to written questions will be posted on the Comprehensive Support and Improvement webpage by August 1.
As required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the Kentucky Department of Education will identify Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools referenced in KRS 160.346.
There are three ways for a school to be identified for comprehensive support and improvement:
Once schools have been notified, they must work with local shareholders to develop and implement a comprehensive support and improvement plan.
By law, these plans must be informed by all the indicators in the state's accountability system, include evidence-based interventions, be based on a school-level needs assessment, and identify resource inequities that must be addressed.