Dispute Resolution

Resolution of disagreements:

  Guidelines to the Appeals Process for CBOCES GTAU:

The appeals process begins when a student and/or parent are not satisfied with the decision of the team in planning the student's educational programming and when determining need for gifted education services. This process involves the reconsideration of any of the assessment processes, body of evidence data, or programming for gifted and talented services.

Before a formal appeal, an attempt should be made at the building level to resolve the disagreement. The student or parent shall request a conference with the building level Gifted Education Coordinator and/or building principal and the district Gifted Education Coordinator in order to review the student’s body of evidence and to obtain a thorough explanation of the screening process and its purpose.

If the outcome of the conference at the building level is not to the satisfaction of the student and/or parent's satisfaction, then a written appeal must be submitted to the district superintendent or their designee. The written appeal must contain a statement of the complaint, any evidence in its support, the solution desired, the student and parent's signature, and the date the appeal is submitted. The superintendent, or his/her designee, must schedule and hold a conference with the submitting party and the CBOCES Gifted Education Coordinator within two weeks of receiving the written appeal. At the end of this meeting, the decision of the superintendent is final.