The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Title II, Part A provides educational agencies with the flexibility to use the provided funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.
As with any activity that the Rockwood School District carries out for public school teachers, activities supported with Title II, Part A funds that benefit private school teachers must meet the requirements of the statute. For example, activities to be carried out for private school personnel must be secular in nature and based on a review of scientifically based research and must be expected to improve student academic achievement. Professional development activities may include:
Nonpublic schools that are within the Rockwood School District boundaries are eligible for Title IIA funds through Rockwood. Eligibility is based upon the school's address, not the address of any given student within the nonpublic school.