Title II Funding

Eligible activities

As with any activity that the 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 statue. For example, activities to be carried out for private school personnel must be based on a review of scientifically based research and must be expected to improve student academic achievement.

Professional development activities may include:

  • Improving the knowledge of teachers, principals, and other educational personnel in one or more of the core academic subjects and in effective instructional teaching strategies, methods, and skills;
  • Training in effectively integrating technology into curricula and instruction;
  • Training on how to teach students with different needs, including students with disabilities or limited English proficiency, and gifted and talented students;
  • Training in methods of improving student behavior, identifying early and appropriate interventions, and involving parents more effectively in their children’s education;
  • Leadership development and management training to improve the quality of principals and superintendents; and
  • Training in the use of data and assessments to improve instruction and student outcomes.

BJA Title II Interest Request Worksheet

Complete this worksheet to request Title II funding for a PD activity you’d like to attend.

Approval limitations

  • Applies only to K5 and above certified staff (teachers and administrators)
  • Is usually approved for Master’s in Education degrees but not other master’s programs or for doctorates
  • Does not apply to professional development that is entirely religious in nature (e.g., a conference entirely about teaching Bible)
  • Does not cover membership in professional organizations.

Reimbursement limitations and checklist

  • Includes (paid by employee; reimbursed to employee)*
    • Cost of training
    • Travel (see worksheet for details)
    • Hotel (see worksheet for details)
  • Does not include
    • Travel insurance/upgrades
    • Meals
  • After completing training, by May 15 submit
  • Greenville County Schools Title II Coordinator sends an approved reimbursement directly to the employee’s home address.

Title II Timeline

September/October: Greenville County Schools allots a portion of Title II funding to BJA for this school year

May: Last chance for BJA to request reimbursement from GCS Title II coordinator for trainings completed since July (training completed between the last chance to submit and the beginning of July cannot be reimbursed)

 

*Funds can also be paid directly to the vendor (e.g., to the organization that offers the conference); you are welcome to check with conference (website/call them) to see if they have a way of working with Title II funds so Title II will pay them directly instead of your having to pay up front.