NYS ESSA Fund Complaint Procedures

Questions or concerns about Title I programs should be first directed to the building principal, then to the Assistant  Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction. Concerns or complaints about the Title I program will be addressed in a timely manner. In the event a complaint cannot be resolved, as stated in the school district's Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy, and if a parent feels the school, district or the NYSED has violated a law, rule, or regulation in the administration of any “covered Federal program” under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)", they have the right to submit a complaint to the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of ESSA-Funded Programs. Please click here to view the regulation regarding complaint procedures. These procedures offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints.

Complaints may be emailed to CONAPPTA@nysed.gov  with “COMPLAINT” in the subject line of the email. Alternately, a complaint may be mailed to NYSED at the following address:

New York State Education Department
Office of ESSA Funded Programs
Attention: Complaint Coordinator 
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320EB
Albany, New York 12234 

NOTE: Given resolution of the complaint, both parties have the right to appeal the complaint coordinator’s Letter of Resolution to the United States Secretary of Education within 30 days of receiving the letter.  Such appeals should be submitted to:

United States Department of Education
Compensatory Education Programs
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Room 3W230, FOB #6
Washington, D.C. 20202-6132