Research and Grant Proposals
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process
The Muscogee County School District Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment strives to maintain the highest level of security for student information. In keeping with this goal, it is the policy of Muscogee County School District that anyone wishing to conduct research activities using county information (that is not already publicly available) must request permission in writing, and receive approval from the Research Evaluation Committee and the Superintendent.
Please see the attached documentation for full details of the review process and how to submit an application.
For more information please contact the Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment at (706) 748-2020.
Documents and Resources
The Muscogee County School District recognizes that well-designed research studies may be beneficial in to improving our instructional program. We welcome research projects that are well conceived an and encourage collaborative research activities that benefit both the researcher and the students of the Muscogee County School District. Anyone wishing to conduct research must submit a written proposal for review by our Institutional Review Board. Submissions must be received four weeks prior to September 1, January 1, and March 1 when our Research Evaluation Committee meets. For more detailed information about the proposal submission process see the attached documentation.
Director for Research, Accountability and Assessment
Anyone wishing to submit a grant proposal benefiting Muscogee County or any of its schools/programs/facilities must follow set procedures in seeking approval. It is important to understand that while grant funds can and often do benefit the students and stakeholders of the Muscogee County School District, the details of most grants result in significant work for a large number of people. As such, the grant approval process seeks to identify everyone that a grant will impact and evaluate the ability of the county to successfully execute the requirements without undue negative impact. Additionally, allow some time for review and revision. Submit your proposal no less than one month before the due date to allow ample time for review and necessary editing.
To begin the process, write a summary or abstract outlining the grant's goals, application due date, timeline, and stakeholders. Submit this along with all available documentation to the Director of Research, Accountability, and Assessment. The director will do a cursory review of the grant to ensure it does not violate district or state guidelines, compromise student privacy, and to ensure it is not a redundant program. Following the director's initial approval, the grant will move forward for review by any impacted school principal, department director, and division chief. These stakeholders will meet with the grants committee to perform a full evaluation and make a final decision.