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Federal Programs of Florence City Schools (revised March 20, 2017)

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

Harlan Elementary

Weeden 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 language.
     

  • 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. 

Director: 

Mrs. Anne Behel (256)768-3033

Secretary/Bookkeeper:

Mrs. Stephanie Winborn, CPS/CPA (256) 768-3025

Title I Social Worker:

Ms. Sonja Croone (256)768-3027

Homeless Liaison:  

Mrs. Mary Lee Dobbins (256)768-3044

EL Teachers:

Mrs. Carol Behel (256)768-2900

 

Mrs. Jessica McCarley (256)768-3100

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