Part B - Rural Education

Purpose

 

To address the unique needs of rural school districts that frequently:

 

  1. Lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants; and

  2. Receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.

 

Use of Funds

 

  • Teacher recruitment and retention

  • Teacher professional development

  • Educational technology

  • Parental involvement activities

  • Activities authorized under Title IV- Part A Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities

  • Activities authorized under Title I- Part A Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

  • Activities authorized under Title III - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

 

Allowable Expenses

 

  • Can be used for signing bonuses and other financial assistance

  • Programs that train teachers to utilize technology to improve teaching and to train special needs teachers

  • Software and hardware, as described in Section 2402 (a) of the Title II legislation

  • Activities and programs that prevent violence and the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs in and around schools

  • Activities authorized under Title I- Part A

  • Activities authorized under Title III- Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students.

 

COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT

613 WILDCAT WAY

COLUMBIA, MS 39429

601.736.2366

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