Title II Supporting Effective Instruction


Title II – Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

TITLE II-Preparing, Training and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, or Other School Leaders

 SEC. 2001 [20 U.S.C. 6601] PURPOSE.

     The purpose of this title is to provide grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies to-

  1. Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards;
  2. Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  3. Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in school; and-  
  4. Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders 

Non-Regulatory Guidance




Contact information (Federal)

Karen Hardin, 402-471-2968 or karen.hardin@nebraska.gov

Contact information (State)

Dr. Janine Theiler, 402-471-4838 or janine.theiler@nebraska.gov


Title IV-A , Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

2018-19 Title IV-A,  SSAE Grant Information

Title IV-A Estimated Preliminary Allocations

2017-18 Title IV-A,  SSAE Competitive Grant Awards


ESEA Updates

ESEA NCLB Updates and Webinars

Listed below are the most recent NCLB Updates/Webinars that were produced in the Nebraska Department of Education. 

Cohort Graduation Rates, AYP and Title I Information


When clicking on recording, it will take you to Adobe Connect.

TitleRecording URLHandouts
Title I Early Childhood January 27, 2012Recording (34 min)PDF
Early Childhood 101 May 14, 2012 PDF
Title III October 27, 2011Recording (59 min)PDF
Title I 101 Part 2 October 20, 2011Recording (29 min)PDF
Title I 101 Part 1 October 13, 2011Recording (42 min)PDF
Title II Part A (recording 10/2011 PDF revised 2006)Recording (14 min)PDF
ESEA NCLB Comparability October 6, 2011Recording (24 min)none
ESEA NCLB Consolidated Application September 29, 2011Recording (38 min)PDF
NDE Data Conference April 3, 2012Recordingnone



Title II-B Math/Science

(Important Please Read: This is no longer required, effective 2016-2017)

NCLB Qualified Teacher Forms and Information Section

* Nebraska Revised State Plan (2008 pdf)
* District Information (pdf)
* Teacher Information and Instructions (2008 pdf)
* Requirements for Public School Teachers (2008 pdf)
* Teacher Testing Requirements (New to Elementary) (pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Out of State Requirements (2007 pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Special Education Criteria (2008 pdf)
* Qualified Teachers Special Education Teacher Definitions (2009 pdf)

* See Contact Information (Bottom of the Page)

Title II Qualified Teacher Reference

ESEA/NCLB Title II: Parts A-B-D NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers/Principals

NCLB Qualified Teacher Lookup System (outside link)
NCLB Qualified Teacher Requirement Frequent Asked Questions (2008 pdf)

Federal Law and Definition Part A

Title II – Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Section 2102 Purpose
The purpose of this part is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to:

  1. increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and
  2. hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps

  • Click here to view Teacher to Teacher Training Corps Information release

Staff/Teacher Attestation Form for Schools

Contact Information (Outside Title I)

Brad Conner, 402-471-2741 or brad.conner@nebraska.gov

Qualified Teachers Program

Pat Madsen, Program Specialist
ph: 402-471-4863 fax: 471-5127
 Adria Bace, Program Specialist
ph: 402-471-4312 fax: 402-471-5022



Title I-A

Purpose: This program provides financial assistance to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.

Title I Transition Plan for 2016-17 & 2017-2018

Nebraska’s Title I Transition Plan for 2016-2017 & 2017-18

Nebraska’s 2016 National Title I Distinguished Schools

Washington Elementary (Norfolk), Category I

Madison Elementary (Madison), Category II


Title I-A Information

Title I Parent and Family Engagement

ESEA/NCLB Title I-A Allocations and Reallocations

ESEA/NCLB Title I-A Guidance

Title I Preschool Information

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Comparability Information

Paraprofessional Information

NCLB requires that all instructional paraprofessionals supported by Title I, Part A funds have the following: A high school diploma or GED, and Completion of two years of college, (48 semester credit hours), or Demonstrated, through an approved or local assessment:

Schoolwide Program and Resources

Targeted Assistance Self Review

Adequate Yearly Progress (Still in affect from 2015-2016)

College Resources for Title I Students


Forms Templates Samples


2016 Schoolwide Self Review Score Sheet (NDE Form NDE-0455)
Report of Expenditures of Grant Funds (NDE Form 28-003)
Title I-A Carryover Waiver Request Form (NDE Form 04-060)
Title I-A Schoolwide Intent (NDE Form-04-547)

Samples, Forms and Documents

2017-18 Combined District and School Parent and Family Engagement Sample Policy
Title I-D Sample Spreadsheet of Annual Count Verification (Excel)
Title XC – Homeless Education Sample-Dispute Resolution Process
Title XC – Homeless Education Sample-Written Notification of Enrollment/Placement Decision
Title XC – Homeless Education Sample- Dispute Resolution Written Response and Right to Appeal Notification




Parent Involvement Toolkit

Important Miscellaneous Documents

2017-18-ESSA-Monitoring-Guide-Checklist (DOC)
2017-18-ESSA-Monitoring-Guide-Checklist (PDF)
Title I-D Self Review of Family Engagement

Time and Effort Reporting



Federal Program Allocations

Allocations 2017-2018

Allocation’s Information and Resources

Accountability Allocations

Title IX Private School Information

Nonpublic Information

Nonpublic Consultation for 2017-2018 School Year

Federal Law and Definition

U.S. Department of Education: Equitable Services for Eligible Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel (Non-Regulatory Guidance) 2009 (pdf)

Except as otherwise provided in this Act, to the extent consistent with the number of eligible children in areas served by a State educational agency, local educational agency, educational service agency, consortium of those agencies, or another entity receiving financial assistance under a program specified in subsection (b), who are enrolled in private elementary schools and secondary schools in areas served by such agency, consortium, or entity, the agency, consortium, or entity shall, after timely and meaningful consultation with appropriate private school officials provide to those children and their teachers or other educational personnel, on an equitable basis, special educational services or other benefits that address their needs under the program.

Federal Programs Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools



The Rural Education Achievement Program in Nebraska (REAP)

The Rural Education Achievement Program in Nebraska (REAP)
ESEA/NCLB Title VI Part B: Rural Education Initiative

Part B of Title VI of the reauthorized ESEA contains Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) initiatives that are designed to help rural districts that may lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants and that often receive grant allocations in amounts that are too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes. Funds awarded to Nebraska school districts under either of the two REAP grants listed below can be used for any activity that would otherwise be allowed under Titles I- IV.  

The two REAP initiatives are:

  • The Small, Rural School Grant Program (SRSA) authorizes the Secretary to award formula grants directly to eligible LEAs (i.e., those LEAs eligible under the alternative uses of funds program described below) to carry out activities authorized under other specified Federal programs.  These SRSA funds are sent directly to each LEA by the USDE and do not flow through the Nebraska Department of Education.  However, NDE staff are available to assist LEAs in applying for and receiving these funds from the USDE.
    • The Alternative Use of Funds (flex) authority is a flexibility provision that allows eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to combine funding under certain programs to carry out local activities under other specified Federal programs.  However, some restrictions apply to transfers among these programs.  Contact your NDE Title I Consultant to discuss the availability of transfers within your ESSA Consolidated Grant.
  • The Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS)  is designed to address the needs of rural, low-income schools. The Secretary awards formula grants to State educational agencies (SEAs), which in turn award sub-grants to eligible LEAs either competitively or on a formula basis. The funds are to be used to carry out activities specified by the statute. RLIS funds are awarded annually to LEAs in Nebraska on the basis of a paper and pencil grant application submitted to the NDE each fall. Funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis and requests for such reimbursement are submitted via paper and pencil documentation to NDE at the end of each grant year.

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • The REAP Small Rural Schools Achievement (SRSA) eligibility list for each funding year is posted at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/awards.html.   From that page, select the “Awards” tab, and the link to the current year State Grant Awards Spreadsheets.  Select and download the Nebraska spreadsheet to obtain the list of eligible NE school districts.
    • Any new school district, or any district that has merged with another district must file a new application.  Districts that are highlighted in yellow must apply (or reapply) by May 30, 2014. Applications received after this deadline will be processed only to the extent that funds remain available. If your district is highlighted in yellow, it is recommended that you submit an application via the USDA G5 System as soon as possible. 
    • SRSA Grant Awards (GAN) and information on accessing the funds are typically sent in September or October and are delivered directly from USDE to school districts through US Mail.

Only a few Nebraska schools qualify for RLIS funds.  Typically, these are rural districts that do not qualify for SRSA funds, although there are some school districts in Nebraska that qualify for both programs and must make a choice which program they prefer to participate in.  Each eligible district must apply annually to NDE for the funds and a GAN is issued in the fall to confirm approval of their application

Available Allocations from prior years

  • All FY 2012 SRSA funds must be spent by Sept. 30 of the year after they have been awarded and entered into the G5 System for reimbursement by December 31 of the same year.
  • All SRSA funds do not actually carry over, but can still be used for one additional year, resulting in a total time period of nearly two years during which these funds can be used.
  • All RLIS funds from the current year must be spent by September 30 of the following school year. There is no carry-over provision in the RLIS grant.

REAP Contacts:
For additional assistance in filing your application, obtaining information regarding your district’s eligibility for SRSA or RLIS funding, or available funds in your SRSA or RLIS account, contact one of the following individuals:

REAP Information