Donnie Brown

Brady Hannett
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.
Rene Johnson
Coordinator of Title I and NCLB 
(352) 726-1931 E
(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