Title 1 Information
What is Title 1?
Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for public schools in the United States. Title 1 provides federal funds to schools with high percentages of low-income students. These funds pay for extra educational services to help at-risk students achieve and succeed regardless of any disadvantages through no fault of their own. Title 1 is a federal entitlement program that gives funds to schools in need based on student enrollment, the free and reduced lunch percentage for each school and other informative data. The US Department of Education distributes Title 1 funds to the State Department of Education that, in turn, distribute the funds to individual school districts. Each school district divides its funding among qualifying schools based on their numbers of low-income children.
If you feel Title 1 services are lacking equity or not being rendered appropriately at your school, you may choose to file a complaint.
Title 1 Complaint Procedure:
Every effort is made to answer inquiries and resolve issues at the most direct and immediate level. If an issue can not be satisfactorily resolved through communication with the child’s school, a formal complaint procedure may be implemented. The next point of contact for all complaints is Rebecca McGrouty, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development at:
Email: RMcGrouty@lansingburgh.org Phone: 518-233-6852
If the issue is not satisfactorily resolved, the complainant will be asked to submit a formal complaint in writing. He/she may contact:
New York State Education Department
Office of ESSA Funded Programs
Attention: Complaint Coordinator
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320EB
Albany, NY 12234
To learn more about ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures visit the NYSED website.
Those dissatisfied with the State Education Department’s complaint resolution may file an appeal to the United States Department of Education. Complaints/appeals regarding Title 1 should be sent to:
United States Department of Education
Compensatory Education Programs
400 Maryland Avenue
S.W. Room 3W230, FOB#6
Washington, D.C. 20202-6132