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Teaching as a Priority

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

The Teaching as a Priority (TAP) program provides funding to local educational agencies (LEAs) to recruit and retain fully credentialed teachers at low-performing schools. Districts apply on behalf of their eligible schools. Eligible schools have Academic Performance Index (API) rankings in deciles 1-5. Funding varies by enrollment and API rankings. An annual grant application is required.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Districts apply on behalf of their low-performing schools. Eligible schools must have API rankings in deciles 1-5.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
Funding is based on school enrollment and API ranking
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Section 44735
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2002-03
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
Total Available $88,650,000
Recipient
Amount
Per pupil funding based on enrollment and API rankings
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
October 15, 2002
Due Date November 29, 2002
Expected
Notification Date
February 28, 2003

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Information about the status of FY 2002-03 funding for the Teaching as a Priority program will be provided to district superintendents in mid to late February 2003.

Contacts

Program Sandra Frank
Phone : 916-323-5505
E-mail : sfrank@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal David Almquist
Phone : 916-324-5686
E-mail : dalmquis@cde.ca.gov
Division Professional Learning Support Division
Phone : 916-323-6244
Fax : 916-323-2807

Last Modified: January 6, 2005

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Sacramento, CA 95814

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