Supporting Effective Instruction

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

 

Uses of Funds

·         To develop, implement, and improve rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation and support systems;

·         To support the effective recruitment, selection, hiring and retention of effective educators;  

·         To recruit qualified individuals from other fields to become educators;

·         To reduce class size to a level that is evidence-based;

·         To provide high-quality personalized professional development that is evidence-based;

·         To develop programs and activities that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of all learners;

·         To support activities and programs that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of students through age 8;

·         Carrying out in-service training for school personnel;

·         To support the instructional services provided by effective school library programs;

·         To develop feedback mechanisms to improve school working conditions; and

·         To carry out other evidence-based activities that meet the purpose of this title.

 

Allowable Expenses

·         Developing and implementing new teacher, principal, or other school leader induction and mentoring programs;

·         Providing high-quality professional development that is evidence-based for educators on activities such as effectively              engaging parents, families and community partners; promoting high-quality instruction in STEM; etc.

·         Developing and implementing strategies to improve the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce;

·         Creating incentives for effective educators to teach in high-need schools and ongoing incentives for such educators to            remain and grow in such schools

·         Providing in-service training to all school personnel regarding how to recognize child sexual abuse, trauma, and                    mental illness, linking children to appropriate services, and addressing issues related to school conditions

·         Providing training to support the identification of gifted and talented students and instructional practices that support            the education of such students.

 

NOTE: Funds made available under Title II, Part A shall be used to supplement, not supplant, any other Federal, State, or local education funds.

COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

613 WILDCAT WAY

COLUMBIA, MS 39429

601.736.2366

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