School Actions Overview



Click HERE to access the Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) unified application.

Application Window for Cycle 7 is November 7th to December 22nd 


What are School Actions?

School Actions are bold strategies that transform low-performing schools, fulfill unmet community needs, and expand access to world-class learning environments for students.

All School Actions include the following components:

  1.  Effective Schools Framework-aligned school model including adoption of High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) and implementation of Research-Based Instructional Strategies (RBIS);
  2. high-impact tutoring, and;
  3. extended day or year

SAF applicants may select from four proven School Actions types with various implementation models. The Center for School Actions is here to support districts in selecting a best-fit option. You can begin by using the links below to learn more.

Who is eligible for School Actions?

  • Eligible applicants are campuses that are Title I Comprehensive Schools and Targeted Schools, based on school year 2021-2022 ratings
  • For new schools, there must be clear intent to obtain Title I status for the SY 2024-2025
  • A campus may not have received funding from the 2019-2020 School Action Fund (SAF) Planning grant or any subsequent School Action Fund grants, or a TCLAS Decision 10 grant
  • Applicants pursuing a SAF implementation grant may not receive concurrent funding from the Effective Schools Framework-Focused Support (ESF-FS) grant

School Action Types & Models

New School

Create a new school designed to fill a gap in the community, either as a district-managed campus or a Texas partnership campus. Learn more:


Support a school leader to innovate at an existing campus using either a Rural Collaborative model, Rural P-20 model, or a Blended Learning model. Learn more:


Transform existing schools by installing new leadership and staff and implementing a rigorous turnaround model, either as an ACE Campus or a Resource Campus (as defined in HB 1525). Learn more:


Close a low performing school and support the thoughtful transfer of students into existing A or B schools by communicating with families, providing school options to students, and allocating resources to ensure a smooth transition.

Learn more