of Florence City Schools (revised September 2018)
Parental Involvement Plans
The Federal Programs department
manages federal money in an effort to ensure that all students
have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a
high-quality education. There is a focus on all students, at a
minimum, meeting proficiency on challenging state academic
achievement standards and state assessments. Federal money is
directed to students who are most at-risk of failing to meet
these standards, especially those who are adversely affected by
poverty. The goal is to close the achievement gap between high-
and low-performing students, especially the gap between
disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers.
Areas that are funded through Federal Programs are:
Money is given to schools that qualify as Title I schools. To
qualify, a school must have at least a 35% Free and Reduced
rate. Schools with a Free/Reduced Lunch rate at or above 40%
qualify to be Title I School Wide. These schools receive money
to help with student achievement.
Florence City Schools that are Title I School Wide are:
Forest Hills Elementary
Hibbett Middle School
Money is given to schools to assist with
limited English proficient children. Florence
City Schools has 2 English Language teachers who
work with students in acquiring the English
Money is given to schools to assist with any
students/families that may be homeless.
Florence City Schools has a Homeless Liaison to work
directly with students and families that qualify to
ensure their success in our schools.
Money is given to Title I schools to ensure
that Parent Involvement is being promoted and
fostered in our schools. Florence City Schools
has 1 Parent Involvement Social Worker.
Money is used to provide FALCON After School
Programs in all Title I School Wide schools.
Money is used to provide Summer School for all
Title I Schools.
If you have a question regarding
services that might be provided through Federal Programs at your
child’s school, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mr. Casey Reed,
Mrs. Stephanie Winborn, CPS/CPA (256) 768-3025
Title I Social Worker:
Ms. Sonja Croone (256)768-3027
Mrs. Mary Lee Dobbins (256)768-3044
Mrs. Carol Behel (256)768-2900
Mrs. Jessica McCarley (256)768-3100