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History of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who believed that "full educational opportunity" should be "our first national goal." From its inception, ESEA was a civil rights law.

Medford School District 549C receives various federal grants under ESEA; reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Title I-A
Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
Title I-C
Migrant Education Program
Education for Migratory Children
Title I-D
Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, At-Risk


Title II-A
Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
Title III-A 
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
Title IV-A 
Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant
Title VI
Indian Education/Alaska Native Education
Homeless Education
Foster Care
The Medford School District Foster Care Point of Contact is Jason Davies
Private/Non-Profit Schools fair access to federal funds