Title I, Part A
Provides supplemental financial assistance to school districts/schools with a high percentage of children from low-income families, to provide all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps.
New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures
Below is the process for resolving complaints submitted to the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of ESSA-Funded Programs alleging that a local educational agency (LEA), grantee or 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) identified below.
These procedures offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints. Complaints filed against a local entity such as a school district, charter school, or grantee will be reviewed by NYSED's Office of ESSA-Funded Programs. Complaints filed against NYSED will be reviewed by NYSED's legal counsel.
A complainant may include any of the following: parents, public agencies, and other individuals or organizations. If the complainant is a minor, the complaint or appeal shall also be signed by his or her guardian, unless the statute or rule under which the complaint or appeal is filed prohibits this requirement. Complaints regarding equitable services for non-public schools should follow the procedures detailed at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/nonpub/Ombudsman.html.
Each LEA in New York State is required to disseminate, free of charge, adequate information about these complaint procedures to parents of students, and appropriate private school officials or representatives.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
This program provides support to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education; including a public preschool education, with the opporturnity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards.
The McKinney-Vento Act states that children and youth who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” will be considered homeless.
McKinney-Vento eligible students have the right to:
- receive a free, appropriate public education;
- enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment, or having missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness;
- enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents;
- continue attending the school of origin, or enroll in the local attendance area school if attending the school of origin is not in the best interest of the student or is contrary to the request of the parent, guardian, or unaccompanied youth;
- receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested by the parent or guardian, or by the local liaison on behalf of an unaccompanied youth; and
- receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to each student’s need.
Title 1, Part C
The New York State Migrant Education Program establishes or improves programs of education, including support services, for migratory children and their families.
Migrant Statewide Support Services Program
The services provided by these statewide programs lay the foundation for the nine Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services Programs (METS) that are regionally structured throughout NYS and enable NYS to maximize the federal allocation through coordination of these three support service components. They are:
- Migrant Resource Center
- Identification & Recruitment/MIS2000/MSIX Program
- Professional Development and Inclusion Center
- The Migrant Resource Center works collaboratively with the NYS Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services (METS) program manager, the 9 regional METS programs and other agencies providing services to the migrant population in order to address issues impacting the migrant population in NYS. These services provide regional METS programs with strategies for providing services and programs geared toward the enhancement of academic and social skills of the eligible migrant population and their parents. Services under each program component include:
Parent Involvement and Early Childhood Services
The Parent Involvement/Early Childhood Services Program component provides direct service to the METS to ensure that migrant children have every opportunity for school success by assisting migrant families in obtaining early childhood education services for their children. The State Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides leadership opportunities and decision making responsibilities to parents from across the state. The council is made up of parents of eligible migrant children who meet four times a year to advise the State Education Department and METS directors regarding the planning, operation and evaluation of the state migrant education program.
Migrant Youth and Out of School Youth Services
This component is designed to address the educational and social development needs of the in-school migrant eligible adolescent and out-of-school-youth population by: working collaboratively with regional METS staff to ensure that students are afforded the opportunity to participate in the Portable Assistance Study Sequence (PASS) Program; ensuring METS are assisting youth with the completion of high school credits for graduation; providing training to the METS Adolescent Outreach Program (AOP) liaisons on services for in school adolescents; providing training to the METS OSY liaison on services for OSYs; ensuring METS are making summer alternative education services available to adolescents; conducting and providing summer residential instructional and leadership programs for migrant adolescent; conducting technical assistance/training meetings for the migrant AOP and OSY METS regional staff.
- The Migrant Identification & Recruitment (ID&R)/MIS2000/MSIX Program is responsible for identifying all eligible migrant children in NYS. ID&R recruiters are hired, trained and monitored through this statewide program.
Data is collected through regionally based recruiters who are responsible for identifying and recruiting migrant families residing within their region. Information is compiled on a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which is reviewed and approved by the ID&R Director, then disseminated to the appropriate school district and regional METS. As migrant children depart New York State (NYS) recruiters contact the regional METS and statewide ID&R office with this information.
Data collected on the COE and the Student Intake Form (SIF) are entered into the MIS2000 data system at each of the regional METS. The data entered at each of the 9 regional METS is managed through this statewide. It is the responsibility of this statewide to ensure that the data in the MIS 2000 system is shared with the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) system.
ID&R Assistant Director
Title 1, Part D
Under ESSA, the Title I, Part D provides funds to NYS agencies; Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) & Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and local education agencies (LEAs) to:
- Carry out high quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, career and technical training, further education and/or employment.
- Provide activities to facilitate the successful transition of children and youth between placement in residential facilities (including DOCCS & OCFS) and further education or employment.