Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR)
The Title II, Part A program provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.
The San Angelo ISD Federal programs staff coordinates with teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, other relevant school personnel, and parents in planning the district application for funding.
Determination for Title II, Part A funding is based on an assessment of local needs within the district including the following criteria:
- Lowest proportion of highly qualified teachers;
- largest average class size;
- percentage of low socio economic population; and
- are identified for school improvement under Title I, Part A.
San Angelo ISD currently funds 11 classroom teachers for class size reduction at the following campuses:
- Central High School
- Lake View High School
- Central Freshman Campus
- Glenn Middle School
- Lincoln Middle School
- Lone Star Middle School
- Alta Loma Elementary
- Bradford Elementary
- Fannin Elementary
- San Jacinto Elementary
San Angelo ISD coordinates the use of Title II, Part A, funds with Title I, Part A, funding to provide professional development for teachers and principals and other appropriate staff, for parental involvement and teacher/paraprofessional qualifications.
Recruiting efforts are made on an annual basis through collaboration with the district’s Human Resources Department. University fairs are researched and are selected by high concentrations of candidates available in the district’s most needed curriculum or program areas.
San Angelo ISD has two participating Private Non Profit campuses that receive Title II, Part A funds. Regular meetings are conducted regarding the implementation and development of the Title II, Part A program.