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Title I Committee of Practitioners

The ESEA Legislation requires New York State to have a committee of practitioners composed of administrators, teachers, parents, members of local school boards, representatives of private school children and pupil services personnel “to advise the State in carrying out the responsibilities,” under the Act.  Specifically, the statutory duties of committee members focus on “…a review, before publication, of any proposed or final State rule of regulation…” related to the legislation.

2020 Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1-3:30 | Room 5A/B EB

July 2020





Welcome and Introductions


Jason Harmon, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Accountability

1:00 – 1:05
(5 minutes)


Reopening Possibilities and Guidance

Kim Wilkins, Deputy Commissioner

P12 Instructional Support


Kathleen DeCataldo, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Student Support Services

1:05 – 2:00

(55 minutes)

Equitable Distribution of CARES Act Funds to Private Schools

Phyllis Morris, Chief Financial Officer


Christina Coughlin, Assistant Commissioner

Office of School Governance, Policy, and Religious and Independent Schools

2:00 – 2:45

(45 minutes)

Waivers to USDE: Discussion and Brainstorm on Continued Need for Waivers/Flexibilities

Jason Harmon, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Accountability


Erica Meaker, Director

Office of ESSA-Funded Programs

2:45 – 3:20

(35 minutes)

Wrap up

Jason Harmon, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Accountability

3:20 – 3:30

(10 minutes)