Title II

William Jeremy Bell Director of Federal Programs

William Jeremy Bell

Director of Federal Programs

Title II Coordinator

700 Clinton Street, Dawson Building #3

P. O. Box 10

870-246-5563 or 870-246-5564 x 1210


Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the Title II section of the website.

Arkansas schools and districts use federal resources in their efforts to improve student achievement, to ensure that students are proficient in meeting our state standards, and to prepare for a successful future.

The Arkadelphia Public School District is a subrecipient of Federal Grant Program funds to supplement and complement the efforts of local school systems, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents and students to improve the quality of education.

District personnel receive technical assistance from ADE:DESE personnel in our efforts to apply best-practices in both fiscal and programmatic matters and to maintain communication efforts not only in the program planning stage but the implementation stage as well.

Title II

Preparing and Recruiting High Quality Educators and School Leaders

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 schools

  4. provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders

RESOURCE: Commissioner's Memo COM-18-077 issued 4/2/18: Class Size Reduction and Professional Development Guidance (Title II, Part A).

District Implementation

Currently, APSD transfers the funds from this area to Title I per state and federal guidelines.

Personnel, students, their families, and other interested parties are invited to ask questions, to provide feedback, and to contribute to the process as part of our consultation with stakeholders. Therefore, we invite you to use our APSD Federal Programs Engagement Survey (feel free to provide feedback for this and any of the pertinent sections).

District's GEPA Statement for Title II

Title II, Part A funds will be transferred to Title I to improve the basic programs operated by the Arkadelphia School District. As a district schoolwide program, all students and teachers within the Arkadelphia School District will have access to and participate in the program regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or age. 

Parent's Right to Meet

You have a right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child.

Our district or school will be able to provide you with the following information regarding the qualifications of your child’s teacher(s):

  • Whether the teacher meets the state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grades and subjects that he or she teaches.

  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status because of special circumstances.

  • Whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and the field of discipline of the teacher’s certification or degree.

If at any time your student has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher(s) that is not highly qualified, then you will be notified by the school.

You also have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of the paraprofessional(s) assisting your child’s teacher(s).  If your child is receiving Title I, Part A services from a paraprofessional, then our district or school is able to provide you with the following information:

  • Whether the paraprofessional has completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education.

  • Whether the paraprofessional has completed an associate’s degree (or higher).

  • Whether the paraprofessional has met a rigorous standard of quality through our state’s certification procedure for determining the quality of paraprofessional staff.

  • Whether the paraprofessional has: (a) the knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics or (b) the knowledge of and the ability to assist in learning activities, such as homework, reading readiness, writing, mathematics, and other support as appropriate.

To request this information, please contact the office by phone during school hours:

  • Perritt Primary School at 870-246-2260

  • Peake Elementary School at 870-246-2361

  • Goza Middle School at 870-246-4291

  • Arkadelphia High School at 870-246-7373

Disabled Parents

Disabled parents have a right to ask for auxiliary aids and services to afford them an equal opportunity to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of a Title I, Part A Programs.

Complaint Procedures

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requires the state educational agency (SEA) to investigate any complaint provided to the SEA.

Any individual, organization or agency (complainant) may file a complaint with the Arkansas Department of Education if that individual, organization or agency believes and alleges that a local educational agency, the state educational agency, or an agency or consortium of agencies is violating a federal statute or regulation that applies to a program under the ESEA. The complaint must allege a violation that occurred not more than one (1) year prior to the date that the complaint is received, unless a longer period is reasonable because the violation is considered systemic or ongoing.

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