In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parents and other stakeholders have a right to file a complaint if there is an allegation that the Brentwood UFSD or one of the schools within the Brentwood UFSD has violated a law, rule or regulation in the administration of the following covered Federal programs:
Title I, Part A: Grants to Local Educational Agencies
Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Title III, Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enhancement Grants
Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title V, Part B: Rural Education Initiative
Definition of Complaint
A complaint is a written, signed statement filed by an individual or an organization that must include:
- A statement that a school or the district has violated a requirement of federal statute or regulation that applies to the above federal covered programs.
- The facts on which the statement is based.
Complaint Resolution Procedures
Complaints against the school or the district should be referred to the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Bilingual Programs K-12 and Student Intake Services.
52 3rd Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
- The district’s Assistant Superintendent for Bilingual Programs K-12 and Student Intake Services will formally meet to discuss the concerns in an effort to come to a resolution.
- The district will provide a response within 30 days of receipt of the complaint.
- If the party filing the complaint is not satisfied with the resolution, or if the district fails to respond within 30 days, the complainant has the right to file an appeal to the New York State Education Department. Information on how to file the appeal can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/essa/new-york-state-essa-funded-programs-complaint-procedures.
- Both the District and the complainant has the right to appeal the New York State Education Department 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