ESEA, Title II, Part A High Quality Teachers
Consolidated Application Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title II, Part A High Quality Teachers and Principals legal assurances for fiscal year 2013-14.
ESEA, Title II, Part A, Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
- The Local Educational Agency (LEA) conducted a comprehensive and collaborative needs assessment that involved teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, parents and other relevant school personnel. The results are used to create a plan that increases the number of highly qualified teachers in every classroom in core academic subjects, increases the percentage of teachers participating in high quality professional development including training on effective instructional strategies, and use of State academic content standards and assessments. (20 United States Code (USC) §6622(c); Public Law (PL) 107-110, §2122(c))
- The LEA developed a plan for ensuring that all core academic subject classes are taught by highly qualified teachers by the end of the 2005-06 school year and will annually report progress made toward meeting the annual measurable objectives established by the state educational agency for the LEA as a whole and each of the schools services by the LEA. (20 USC §6319(a)(3); §6319(b)(1)(A); PL 107-110, §1119(a)(3); §1119(b)(1)(A))
- All teachers hired into a Title I funded position on or after the first day of the 2002-03 school year shall be highly qualified. The LEA has set aside a minimum of 5 percent of its Title I, Part A funds for professional development activities to ensure that all teachers who are not highly qualified become so by the end of the 2005-06 school year. The LEA requires the principals of Title I schools to attest that their schools are in compliance with the ESEA requirements for teachers and paraprofessionals. (20 USC §6319(a)(1); §6319(i)(1) and (1); PL 107-110, §1119(a)(1); §1119(i)(1) and (1))
- Schools in Program Improvement will use no less than 10 percent of their Title I, Part A funds to provide the schools’ teachers and principals with high quality professional development. (20 USC §6316(b)(3)(A)(iii); PL 107-110, §1116(b)(3)(A)(iii))
- LEAs identified for Program Improvement will use no less than 10 percent of their Title I, Part A funds for professional development, to include the funds reserved for schools in Program Improvement but excluding the funds reserved for professional development under Section 1119. (20 USC §6316 (c)(7)(iii); PL107-110, §1116(c)(7)(iii))
- The LEA will notify parents of each student that they may request information about the professional qualifications of their children’s teachers. The LEA will notify parents in a timely way if a teacher who is not highly qualified has taught their children for four or more consecutive weeks. (20 USC §6311(h)(6)(A), §6311(h)(6)(B)(ii); PL 107-110, §1111(h)(6)(A), §1111(h)(6)(B)(ii))
- The LEA will consult in a timely and meaningful way with appropriate officials at eligible private schools located in the LEA and, when requested, will provide teachers of those schools services or activities comparable to those provided to teachers in the public schools within the LEA. The LEA will maintain written affirmations signed by officials of each participating private school that the consultation has occurred. (20 USC §7881(a)(1),(3); PL 107-110, §9501(a)(1),(3))
- The LEA plan, and authorized activities, targets Title II Part A funds to schools that:
- have the lowest proportion of highly qualified teachers;
- have the largest average class size; or
- are identified for school improvement. (20 USC §6622(b)(3)(C); PL 107-110, §2122(b)(3)(C))
- All paraprofessionals, hired after January 8, 2002 and working in a program supported with Title I Part A funds, shall be qualified as defined by the LEA. All paraprofessionals, hired before January 8, 2002 and working in a program supported with Title I Part A funds, shall be qualified as defined by the LEA by January 8, 2006. The LEA will annually report its progress in meeting the annual measurable objective establish by the State Education Agency for the LEA as a whole and each school served by the LEA that uses Title I funding in this way. (20 USC §6319(c) and §6319(d); PL 107-110, §1119(c) and §1119(d)). Policy adopted by the State Board of Education June 2003.
- The LEA will use funds to meet the requirements contained in Title II, Part A, and all other applicable provisions of the ESEA Reauthorization of 2001 and will submit necessary documentation of compliance with requirements upon request to the California Department of Education. (20 USC §6621; PL 107-110, §2121)
- This agreement represents the agreed-upon activities and use of funds for the current school year in accordance with the provisions of Title II, Part A, Section 2141 of the ESEA, as follows:
- Development and utilization of professional development strategies and activities based on scientifically based research, which will be used to meet Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) as described in ESEA Section 1119(a)(2).
- Strategies and activities in this agreement shall be developed in conjunction with teachers and principals.
- Auditable expenditure reports and fiscal records shall be kept on file and available for review.
- In the event that no progress is made towards meeting AMO and Adequately Yearly Progress for the current school year, this agreement shall remain in effect for the following school year.
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