Teacher development grant program
(1)Any school that chooses to participate in the grant program shall submit an application to the department as provided by rule of the state board. Prior to submitting a grant application to the department, an applying school shall submit to the board of education of the school district in which the school is located the items specified in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (2) of this section. Within thirty days after receiving said items, the board of education shall provide to the school a written statement of support or opposition for the proposed schedule that shall include the reasons underlying such support or opposition.
(2)At a minimum, a grant application shall include the following information:
(a)The activities that the school will provide through the teacher development schedule and the research that demonstrates the effectiveness of such activities as implemented in other public or nonpublic schools;
(b)Evidence that the teachers and administrators at the school have participated in selection of the activities to be provided and are in support of the teacher development schedule;
(c)The specific, measurable goals that the school expects to achieve in implementing the teacher development schedule, including both one-year goals and the goals to be achieved upon conclusion of the grant. At a minimum, the school’s goals shall include a measurable increase in student learning in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and science.
(d)The school’s plan for measuring the success of the activities provided through the teacher development schedule in meeting the school’s identified goals, including but not limited to how the school will determine improvement in student learning;
(e)The amount of any moneys received by the school pursuant to Title I of the federal “Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965”, 20 U.S.C. sec. 6301 et seq., how the school is using such moneys, and any improvements in student learning that have occurred in the preceding three years through the use of such moneys;
(f)Whether the school has previously received a grant pursuant to this part 7 and the demonstrated goals achieved in using the grant as specified in the progress and final reports submitted to the department pursuant to section 22-7-707;
(g)A written statement of support for or opposition to the school’s proposed teacher development schedule by the board of education of the school district in which the applying school is located, including the reasons underlying such support or opposition.
(4)An institute charter school or approved facility school that submits an application pursuant to this part 7 shall not be required to submit the application to any school district or to include in the application a statement of support for or opposition to the application by a local board of education.
Section 22-7-705 — Teacher development grant program - application,
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