• Title II, Part A - Highly Qualified Teachers and Administrators



         Title II, Part A funds provide the state and local school districts with money to improve the quality of teaching and principal leadership through recruitment, teacher training and professional development, and for class-size reduction.  Title II is designed to provide more flexibility for state and local districts to spend the money based on their own educator retention and recruitment needs.

         South Panola makes excellent use of these funds.  Elementary class sizes are reduced by hiring additional teachers at Batesville Elementary School (4) and Batesville Intermediate School (3).  Remaining Title II funds pay for the professional development of school principals.