• Federal and State Legislation has greatly impacted the District and the Department of Grants, Contracts & Compliance.  The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as well as other mandates/regulations have influenced the following:


    • The testing of at least 95% of all students—Regular Education, Special Education and English Language Learners (no exemptions).

    • Requirements identifying areas of certification and licensing status for all District teachers.

    • Requirements for all District paraprofessionals.

    • Federal and State classification of Schools In Need of Improvement.

    • Parental rights defining the homeless student and displaced families.         


    It is the responsibility of the Department of Grants, Contracts & Compliance to assure that all State and Federal requirements/mandates are implemented.


    The Department initiates funding for and manages approximately twenty-five (25) successful programs that supplement the general education curriculum in the District.  These programs total more than $20 million in supplemental funding.  The programs include the following:


    • Title 1 – Academic Intervention Programs (AIS) for the at-risk student population

    • Title II A – School Improvement and Staff Development

    • Title III – ELL

    • Title III – Immigrant

    • Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment


    Other Grant and Funding Programs: Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant, Teacher Center Grant, Teachers of Tomorrow Grant, Refugee School Impact Program, School Improvement Grants, McKinney-Vento Grant, VTEA-Perkins Grant, IDEA Section 611 & 619 Grants, My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant, New York State Seal of Biliteracy Grant, CRRSA Act – ESSER 2 Grant, American Rescue Plan (ARP) – IDEA 611 & 619 Supplemental Grants, ARP – Homeless Children/Youth I & II Grants, and ARP – ESSER 2 Grant. 



  • Sara Klimek

    Director of Grants, Contracts and Compliance
    (315) 792-2215
    (315) 792-2209 [fax]


    Gianna Iacone

    Secretary to the Director

    (315) 792-2215


    Mandy Mroz


    (315) 368-6031


    Charlie Heath


    (315) 368-6005


    Marie Appler

    (Mohawk Regional Informaton Center)

    SchoolTool Assistance
    (315) 368-6021