Title II-A Services for Private and Parochial Staff
The purpose of Title II, Part A grant funds is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality, increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools, and holding local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Each private or parochial school participating in TII services must complete and return a needs assessment document describing student need in the core academic areas based on multiple measures of data. In alignment with these needs, teachers and administrators have the opportunity to attend MMSD courses, request specific professional development from MMSD, attand high quality professional development activities, or enroll in coursework. Participating staff or contracted consultants are reimbursed for expenses they incur through the MMSD Title II approval and reimbursement process. MMSD cannot reimburse the private or parochial school directly. Title II private or parochial school level allocations are calculated through the Department of Public Instruction's ESSA online grant application and is based on total school enrollment in January of the previous year.
Title II Allocations
All allocations are now located on the Allocations and Balances for MMSD Private Schools Page
Professional Development Request and Reimbursement
- A Private and Parochial Professional Development Request Form should be completed at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests will be approved pending their alignment with the school's approved Needs Assessment and the award amount available for the current grant year (July 1 - June 30.) All requests must be received by April 1st.
- Upon approval of the Private and Parochial Professional Development Request Form, MMSD will email the staff / administrator additional information and forms required to receive a Title II reimbursement. These forms will be due back to MMSD within 10 days of activity completion. Please review the Professional Development Reimbursement Checklist which outlines all of the requirements to assure that you receive the maximum allowable reimbursement. Items not completed according to these instructions may delay and/or reduce the amount of your final reimbursement.
- All reimbursement information is due back to MMSD by June 30th (end of the current grant year.)
Requesting a PD Consultant
The Private and Parochial School completes the Service Agreement Request form and forwards it to Stephanie Dankert, allowing two months for processing. MMSD requires service agreements to be approved before service starts. Service Agreement contracts are between MMSD, the Consultant and the Private Parochial School. MMSD drafts the consultant agreement and works directly with consultant for approval. Therefore, the consultant will invoice MMSD within 7-10 days after work has been completed - and not the Private and Parochial School. All invoices must be received by June 30. Service agreements indicate that if there is not enough Title II allocation remaining at the time of invoicing, Private and Parochial school will be responsible for the balance.
Service Agreement Process:
Complete and return the signed Service Agreement Request form to Stephanie Dankert
Upon approval MMSD drafts the Service Agreement document and emails to consultant and Private and Parochial for approval. If consultant is a new MMSD vendor, they must complete a W-9 form.
The Service Agreement and the W-9 are completed and returned to Paula Starr at MMSD
Within 10 days of the work being completed, the vendor submits the invoice to Paula Starr.
Professional Development provided by MMSD
Private/parochial schools located within Madison attendance areas may request professional development to be presented at their school for their staff. Ideas for this type of professional development include (this is not an exhaustive list) Special Ed 101, ESL 101, Differentiation, Sensory Integration and Gifted and Talented.
Teachers teaching in private and parochial schools located within the MMSD attendance areas are invited to participate in professional development courses located on the MMSD Professional Development Course Portal.
Beginning February 15, requests must be made using the Google Forms.
Title II and IV Professional Development Google Form - Click Here