Office of Accountability

Parental Involvement

In 2001, the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act and is based on four major principles.  These principles include accountability based on results, local control and flexibility, expanded parental choice and effective programs that reflect scientifically-based research.  Our state implemented numerous changes in addressing these new requirements in accountability, parental engagement, local control and scientifically-based educational programs.  Professional development sessions, technical assistance and resource materials are available at the local, district and state level to provide opportunities for parent/families to participate in their child’s education under these requirements.

The following information is designed to assist local educational agencies, schools and parents in meeting the requirements of the parental involvement provisions under Title I, Part A.


In order to maintain eligibility for Title I funding, all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)/School Districts, Charter School LEAs and public schools that receive Title I funds must be able to demonstrate compliance with the funding legislation. The links below provide access to information that LEAs and schools need to ensure their compliance and provide resources to assist them in this process. All LEAs, Charter School LEAs and public schools should familiarize themselves with the information available on this site.  Please pay particular attention to the October 2010 Field Memo (first link below), which addresses compliance issues identified by the US Department of Education in their most recent monitoring of New York State.          

All LEAs, Charter School LEAs and public schools that receive Title I funds must maintain documentation of their compliance with the requirements in the October 2010 Field Memo. LEAs and Charter School LEAs in New York State will be monitored for compliance with these requirements.

Field Memo - Selected Title I Parental Involvement Compliance Indicators to be Addressed During The 2010-11 School Year - October 2010 pdf document icon (60.28KB)

Parental Involvement, Title I, Part A Non-Regulatory Guidance: Effective Strategies and Required Practices external link

Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs)

Legislation: Section 1118 of the ESEA Legislation Section 1118 of ESEA (35.5 KB) |PDF pdf document (22KB)

Parents Right to Know Notifications Parents Right to Know Notifications (86.5 KB) |PDF pdf document(45KB)

Parent Involvement Requirements In Title I Schoolwide Program Schools Parental Involvement Requirements in SWP(22.5 KB) |PDF pdf document(15KB)

Required Coordination and Integration of District Parent Involvement Programs & Activities with Early Childhood Programs Required Coordination and Integration of District Parent Involvement Programs(21.5 KB)|PDF pdf document(34KB)


Last Updated: June 23, 2016