Supporting Effective Instruction
Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is intended to increase student academic achievement consistent with challenging academic standards, improve the quality and effectiveness of educators, increase the number of educators who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective educators.
High-quality teaching and learning requires a diverse cohort of educators, including teachers, principals, and other school leaders, to be prepared and supported to meet the many challenging demands that they and their students face, particularly underserved students. Title II, Part A funds can be used to develop new ways to support educators at various points in this continuum, as well as augment and strengthen existing efforts to improve individual parts and the overall system of supports. Additionally, the continuum of the educator profession and associated opportunities to support educators, from recruitment through career advancement can be achieved with Title II, Part A.
SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT REQUIREMENT
"Supplement, not supplant provisions require an LEA to use state or local funds for all services required by state law, State Board of Education (SBOE) rule, or local policy and prohibit those funds from being diverted for other purposes when federal funds are available.
Title II, Part A, funds
must supplement—add to, enhance, expand, increase, extend—the programs and services offered with state and local funds;
cannot be used to supplant—take the place of, replace—the state and local funds used to offer those programs and services; and
are expended to benefit the intended population defined in the authorizing statute, rather than being diverted to cover expenses that an LEA would have paid out of other funds in the event the federal funds were not available".
Source: Texas Education Agency