Grant Profile

Calcasieu Parish School Board

Cohort:
TIF 4
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Calcasieu Parish School System (CPSS) designed a comprehensive human capital management system (HCMS) that includes aligned performance competencies, a new state-mandated comprehensive educator evaluation system that incorporates student growth, rewards based on educator evaluations, and professional development based on data and aligned with the evaluation system. The district’s goal is to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction by recruiting Effective STEM teachers and providing them with additional opportunities and support. CPSS is located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, and has 21 high-need schools. On average, about 90 percent of students in these schools receive free or reduced-price lunch, and 84 percent are minorities. The schools experience high teacher turnover and have many teachers with fewer than five years of experience. The Louisiana accountability system classified 19 of the 21 schools as low performing in 2011. In 2014, one of the low-performing middle schools was consolidated by the district, reducing the number of participating schools to 20.

Grant
Information

600 S. Shattuck Street
Lake Charles
Louisiana
70601
(337) 217-4550 x2440
Grant Number: 
S374B120012
Award amount: 
$29,351,635
STEM Grantee: 
Yes
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
20
Number of principals: 
49
Number of teachers: 
645
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