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ESSA Complaint Procedure

The Elwood UFSD participates in programs funded through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). If your child is experiencing any difficulties in an ESSA funded program there is a complaint procedure available.

First, parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher. If additional assistance is needed please contact the building principal.

You can seek further assistance by contacting the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Sonia Hood ( Finally, you may appeal an outcome by contacting the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenneth Bossert (

If the difficulty is not resolved there is a complaint procedure provided by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) at: Click here