TITLE 1 PROGRAMSREGULATIONS PARENTS AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Procedures for Filing Complaints/Appeals with the district: Complaints/appeals regarding the district's administration and implementation of its ESEA Title I Grant or Academic Intervention Services for students identified under Commissioner's Regulations Part 100 should be sent first to the School Superintendent. The Superintendent has a 30 business day period in which to resolve a complaint. All complaints must be written, signed by the person or agency representative filing the complaint; specify the requirement of law or regulation being violated and the related issue, problem, and/or the concern; contain information/evidence supporting the complaint; and state the nature of the corrective action desired. Response to Appeals All written appeals must receive a written response from the Superintendent of Schools within 30 business days. The response must contain a copy of the original signed complaint; a copy of the District's response to the original complaint or a statement that the LEA failed to respond in 30 business days.
If the district fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days, or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint should be sent to New York State Education Department.
Complaints/appeals regarding Title I should be sent to: New York State Education Department Title I School & Community Services Office Room 365 EBA 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234
Procedures for Filing Complaints/Appeals with the New York State Education Department The State Education Department will review complaints when the complaint pertains to: the State’s administration of the ESEA Title I Basic Grant, Migrant Education, or Neglected or Delinquent Program; an appeal from the decision of an LEA regarding an action by the LEA. Complaints that do not meet any of the above criteria, including complaints concerning the District's administration of its Title I Program, will be referred for possible resolution to the District against whom the complaint is made.
Timelines for the State Education Department's review of complaints/appeals Within 60 business days of the receipt of the complaint/appeal, State Education Department staff will complete an on-site review (if necessary) and/or records examination and will notify all parties of its findings. An extension of the 60-day complaint resolution period is permitted under CFR Part 299.11 (b), for exceptional circumstances.
The State Education Department has determined that exceptional circumstances may include, but need not limited to, such occurrences as: illness of involved parties; cancellation of scheduled on-site reviews due to unscheduled school closings; the need for extended review activities beyond those specified in the written notification; and/or any other mutual agreement to changes in review scope or activity. When exceptional circumstances are identified, the revised date for the completion of the complaint review will be provided in writing to all parties involved in the complaint or appeal. All parties to the complaint have the right to initiate a request for an extension beyond the 60 business day complaint resolution period based on exceptional circumstances. All such requests must be presented to the State Education Department.
The Title I representative in the State Education Department office who is assigned as the program manager for the LEA against which the complaint is made and other Department staff as may be appropriate shall conduct the review of complaints or appeals. Response for State Education Department The Department's response shall contain: the names of persons interviewed; the records or other evidence examined; relevant dates/times/locations/events; summary of findings; and nature of corrective action to be taken including applicable timelines. Failure of the District to take corrective action within the time period stipulated in the complaint resolution shall be cause to withhold all, or a portion of, the NCLB Title I allocation to the LEA. Copies of correspondence, related documents, investigative reports, and summary reports involved in the complaint/appeal resolution will be maintained by the State Education Department for five years. Records will be made available to interested parties in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Freedom of Information Law (Public Officers Law Sections 84-89). Parties dissatisfied with the State Education Department's complaint resolution may file an appeal directly with the United States Department of Education at: United States Department of Education Compensatory Education Programs 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W. Room 3W230, FOB #6 Washington, D.C. 20202-6132
Contact Information: Greenburgh Eleven UFSD I Echo Hill Drive Building # 36 Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522