Federal Programs

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed in 1965 as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty."  The focus of the reform was to ensure equal access to education and providing high standards for all children, regardless of socioeconomic status.  The ESEA evolved into what became George W. Bush's "No Child Left Behind" Act, in 2002.  During Barack Obama's administration, the reform was further modified to expand the vision of ESEA to include fostering innovation and refocusing on equity and access for all.

Piedmont Public Schools receives federal grant funds that benefit students in our district.  Each grant fund has regulations and goals that must be met to continue funding.  The Federal Programs office works closely with the Executive Director of Student Services, schools, parents, and other stakeholders to plan and implement high-quality programs that will benefit the students of Piedmont Schools.  The Federal Programs office administers grant funds for:
Title I, Part A Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title II, Part A Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals
Title VII, Part A Indian Education
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding

T Merveldt

Mrs. Terri Merveldt

Director of Federal Programs 

 Courtney Lockridge

Dr. Courtney Lockridge

Executive Director of Educational Services 



Contact Dr. Courtney Lockridge, at 373-2311, with questions, suggestions, or concerns about any of our federal funds.

Federal Programs Complaints
Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse.  To report fraud, waste, abuse, misuse, or mismanagement of U.S. Department of Education (ED) program funds, contact the Inspector General's Hotline at 1-800-MIS-USED.  

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