Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. ED awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies (SEAs), such as OSPI, which then sub-grant funds to local education agencies (LEAs).
The Title II, Part A program offers an LEA the flexibility to design and implement a wide variety of activities that can promote a teaching staff that meets applicable state certification and licensure requirements and increases the number of teachers who are effective in improving student achievement consistent with state learning standards. Funds can also be used to provide principals and other school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their schools' efforts in increasing student achievement.
Title II funds can be used to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders. The purpose of Title IIA funding is to:
- Increase student achievement consistent with state standards,
- Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, 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.
Professional development funded by Title IIA must be sustained (not stand-alone, 1-day or short-term workshops), intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven and classroom focused. ESSA Section 8101(42)
Under ESSA, LEAs can transfer up to 100 percent of Title IIA funds into:
- Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
- Title I, Part C - Migrant
- Title I, Part D - Neglected and Delinquent
- Title III, Part A - Bilingual
- Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- Title V, Part B - Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS)
LEAs may carryover up to 100 percent of their Title II, Part A funds for one additional year.
Private School Equitable Services Carryover
- Each private schools receives all of their carryover for one year (it does not carry forward over multiple years)
- If the private school has closed or declines the carryover, redistribute to the other eligible private schools
- If there are no other private schools to redistribute to, the carryover reverts to the LEA