Donnie Brown

Tony Stukes
Assistant Principal

8624 W. Crystal St.
Crystal River, FL 34428
352.249.2109 (Fax)

Title I Newsletters
The purpose of these monthly newsletters is to provide busy parents with practical ways to promote school readiness, parent involvement, and more effective parenting.
Patricia “Trish” Douglas 
Coordinator of Title I and NCLB 
(352) 726-1931 Ext. 2227 
(352) 249-2115 Fax 
A Parent’s Guide to Title I 
Title I is the largest source of federal aid to elementary and secondary schools. All Citrus County public elementary and middle schools utilize Title I funds to support a school-wide program. The funds are utilized to add highly qualified staff, support parental and community involvement, improve staff development, purchase additional instructional materials, and technological needs. Our Title I programs help our students do better in school and feel better about themselves.

Parents can become active in your Title I program by doing the following: 
  • Learn more about the school, curriculum, special programs, Title I and your rights and responsibilities. 
  • Teach your child in ways that will support what the classroom teacher is doing. 
  • Participate and support your child academically at school and home. 
  • Make decisions about your child’s education and academic program. 
  • Keep in contact with your child’s teacher through telephone, email, or face-to-face conversations.

As a parent of a child in a Title I school, you have the right to the following: 

  • Be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program at your school 
  • Ask to read the progress reports on your child and school 
  • Request information about the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher (s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction 
  • Help to decide if Title I is meeting your child’s needs and offer suggestions for improvement 
  • Know if your child has been assigned, or taught by a teacher that is not highly qualified for at least four consecutive weeks 
  • Help develop your school’s plan for how parents and schools can work together