Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

ESSA Funded Programs Update


Per requirements of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Section 8304(a)(3)(C) and 34 CFR Part 299, procedures have been created to offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints through New York State Education Department. 


You can find additional information at this link


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) https://www.ed.gov/essa

This site describes the 2015 federal law governing performance expectations for all schools and students in the U.S. This 2015 law replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.


ESSA Informational Video


ESSA Complaints

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. 


For more information regarding how to file a complaint, click here.   


ESSA Resources

New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Information for Parents
Fact Sheets for Parents (available in 15 languages)

Information for Educators

 

NYSED Accountability System

New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures