NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle, in partnership with Southern Westchester BOCES and the Port Chester Public Schools, has been awarded the New York State Education Department’s Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) Grant totaling $1,844,500.
The grant provides further professional development for New Rochelle teachers and school leaders.
The grant supports implementation of the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan, Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), and development of a comprehensive program supporting the recruitment, development, and retention of effective District leaders and teachers.
Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SWBOCES) Consortium is comprised of the New Rochelle City School District (New Rochelle) with a student population of 10,915 and the Port Chester Union Free School District (Port Chester) with a student population of 4,363, both located in Westchester County, NY.
The SWBOCES Consortium will implement a differentiated career ladder program over the two year grant period to provide ongoing professional development and support for educator effectiveness as well as provide career advancement for educators identified as effective/highly effective. The SWBOCES consortium intends to help applicants integrate the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) into a coherent system of support for educators throughout their careers by developing, implementing and/or enhancing a career ladder to ensure that both districts can continuously meet the needs of their schools and students by having, retaining and professionally developing effective educators.