Title I Information
Title I is a federally funded program that provides supplemental instruction services to eligible students who are attending public or non-public schools.
Title I – Right to Know
As a parent of a student in the Saratoga Springs City School District, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s). Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s):
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides the instruction;
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
- The teacher’s college major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degree.
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Requests for the above information may be directed in writing to Superintendent of Schools, 3 Blue Streak Blvd. Saratoga Springs NY 12866.
Title I Parent Involvement Policy
The Board of Education encourages the participation of parents of students eligible for Title I services in all aspects of their child’s education, including the development and implementation of District programs, activities, and procedures designed to carry out NCLB parent involvement goals.
Title I Complaint Procedure
In the Saratoga Springs City School District every effort is made to answer inquiries and resolve issues at the most direct and immediate level. If an issue cannot be satisfactorily resolved through communication at the building level, a formal complaint procedure may be implemented. The first point of contact for all complaints is the Title I Coordinator at 518-693-1428.
If the issue is not satisfactorily resolved, the complainant will be asked to submit a formal complaint in writing to the Superintendent. This complaint must be 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 concern; concern information/evidence supporting the complaint; and state the nature of the corrective action desired.
The complainant will be informed that if the issue is not satisfactorily resolved at the district level within 30 business days, he/she may contact:
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
Title I Office
89 Washington Street
Albany, NY 12234
The complainant will be asked to notify the Superintendent’s office in the event that he/she chooses to contact NYSED.