Contract for Excellence

The Contracts for Excellence (C4E) Program was established to provide additional accountability for increased State Aid for low performing school districts. C4E is a comprehensive approach to targeting fiscal resources to specific allowable programs proven to raise the achievement of the students with the greatest educational need. Districts required to enter a contract must document the schools, programs, and student subgroups to be targeted for funding, along with specific, achievable performance improvements that will result. 

  • Class size reductions
  • Intermediate level school counselors
  • Behavior specialist at EHS
  • Teaching aides at the Intermediate buildings
  • Professional Development for Administrators

Contract for Excellence 2023-2024 Annual Hearing

State law requires DOE to submit a contract for excellence for the 2023-2024 school year. The Contract for Excellence (C4E) provides information on how certain State aid will be used for designated activities that are designed to improve student achievement, with a focus on students with the greatest educational need.

The C4E must be developed through a public process, which must include a public hearing. 

C4E Public Hearing via Zoom
September 7, 2023
4:00 PM
Zoom Link for access to public hearing  Passcode: 307138

Review Elmira City School District 2023-2024 Contract for Excellence here (.PDF)

Comments may be submitted by completing the form below or by sending e-mails to ltice [@] The deadline for submitting public comment is August 21, 2023.

C4E Public Comment

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