Schools across the nation receive funding based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Information below comes from the Federal Department of Education, ed.gov.
What is ESEA?
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education.
Act (ESEA) of 1965. The law represented a major new commitment by the federal government to
“quality and equality” in educating our young people. When President Johnson sent the bill to Congress, he urged that the country, “declare a national goal of full educational opportunity.”The purpose of ESEA was to provide additional resources for vulnerable students. ESEA offered new grants to districts serving low-income students, federal grants for textbooks and library books, created special education centers, and created scholarships for low-income college students. The law also provided federal grants to state educational agencies to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education.
In the 35 years following ESEA, the federal government increased the amount of resources dedicated to education. However, education remains a local issue. The federal government remained committed to ensuring that disadvantaged students had additional resources, however, because as a nation we were falling short of meeting the law’s original goal of full educational opportunity.
Federal Program Complaint Procedure:
The district an established a complaint process to help ensure compliance with federal grant requirements. Any student, parent, community member or employee who believes the district has violated any regulation connected with the expenditure of federal funds should notify the district using the process outlined in the following link:
To report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse or mismanagement of U.S. Department of Education (ED) program funds (this could include complaints concerning employees, fund recipients, educational institutions, contractors, collection agencies, or lending institutions), please contact the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Education Hotline. Office of Inspector General poster