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Title I

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, Goshen Intermediate School and CJ Hooker Middle School are Title I schools. Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs. The funds are used to:

  • identify students experiencing academic difficulties and providing timely assistance to help students’ meet NYS standards
  • purchase supplementary materials and supplies
  • conduct parent involvement and engagement meetings
  • recruit/hire/retain highly qualified teachers

Parent’s Right to Know

Being a Title I school also means encouraging parental involvement and advocating for parents’ rights.

As per the new Title I legislation, ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) previously titled NCLB (No Child Left Behind), you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessionals staff.

You may request the following information:

  • Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provided instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree; and
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualification.

Parents are also able to place a complaint about their child’s school violating Title I services. Learn more about the complaint procedures at the NY State Education Office of ESSA-Funded Programs website.

Access a Title I Complaint Form.

If you would like further information about Title I, the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, feel free to contact Lorine Van Put-Lamerand, the Assistant Superintendent for Business at (845) 615-6740.