Title I Parent Involvement
A copy of the parent involvement plan may be picked up at the front office

The Title I program for parents is designed to
1) inform parents about Title I regulations,
2) provide literacy training,
3) involve parents in local Title I decisions
4) offer parents training in schools and in the community on ways to work with their children at home to raise student achievement,
5) encourage active participation in their children’s schools and education.

Public Law 103-382 requires:
All Title I schools to develop jointly, with parents of participating children, and Parental Involvement Plan and a parent-student-teacher compact (written agreement) that states what parents, students, and the school will do together to raise student achievement.
Schools must sponsor an annual meeting for all Title I parents and involve parents in an “organized, ongoing, and timely way” in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I schools.
Each Title I school utilizes a percentage of its Title I allocation to support a comprehensive parental involvement program. The School Advisory Council provides input in determining how Title I funds are used.


School Board Members
Tim Alexander
Cheryl Pridgeon
Paul Gainey
Chuck Farmer
Lacey Corbin

Superintendent of Schools
Mike Thomas

Director of Secondary and Elementary Education
Karen Ganus

Director of Support Services and Special Projects
Jerry Wayne Evans

Director of ESE  and Student Service
Alexa Mills

Title I
Carol Ann Forehand

Director of Finance
Tonya Howell

221 SE 136th Ave.
Old Town, Fl. 32680
Phone (352) 541 6253
Principal, Karen Tillis
Asst. Principal,Chris Lord

What Parents Should Know About TITLE 1 2021-2022

The Goal of Title I is to improve student achievement through Effective Instruction Professional Development Family Involvement
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Schoolwide Projects

Where we came from…….
TITLE I is the largest program of federal funding in education, signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson recognized the extremely difficult
problem that children throughout the country were having with their reading and mathematics. In an effort to help them catch up, extra attention, materials and teachers were provided by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I (ESEA).
On December 2001, President Bush signed into law the “No Child Left Behind Act”.

Where we are…….
The TITLE I law requires the meaningful involvement of parents in school-level planning,  
development, and design of initiatives to improve student achievement supported by Title I funds.

The purpose of Title I is to assist schools in improving student achievement, staff development and parental involvement. All public schools receiving Title I funds are district schools operating as Schoolwide Programs. Title I funds enhance the regular district instructional program. Title I funds may be used to:
  • Add highly qualified staff.
  • Support parent and community involvement efforts,
  • Improve staff development,
  • Purchase additional instructional materials and supplies
  • Add technology and needed equipment
  • Provide free tutoring, Supplementary Education Services (SES), to eligible students.

 Teaching and Involving Parent and Students

Be involved
-Attend scheduled meetings with your child’s teacher.
- Sign up to be a volunteer.
-Attend PTO meetings.

Be informed
-All dates for school activities are posted on the Home Connecter that your child brings home at the beginning of every month.
-Our online system, Skyward, gives you access to your child’s grades at any time… all you need to do is download the Skyward application from the Dixie county schools website, fill it out, and send it into your child’s school to get set up.

Be active
-Read with your child every night.
-Help with homework.
- Make sure they are at school every day on time.
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The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action.  The School Board of Dixe County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state and local laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status or social and family background.  Employment and educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.  The Board will provide equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scounts and other identified Title 36 patriotic youth groups as required within 34 C.F.R.108.9.  For assistance, contact Karen Ganus, Director of Elementary and Secondary Education, 352-541-6339 or fax 352-541-6342.

It is the policy of the Board of Education to provide a free and appropriate public education to each disabled student within its jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability.  It is the intent of the district to ensure the students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 / ADA of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.  Students may be disabled even though they do not require services under this policy pursuant to the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Due process rights of disabled students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced.  For assistance, contact Alexa Mills, Director of ESE & Student Services, 352-541-6335 or fax 352-541-6341.

Contact Us

Karen Tillis
Assistant Principal
Chris Lord

Old Town Elementary
221 SE 136th Avenue
Old Town, FL  32680
Phone: 352-541-6253
Fax: 352-469-3035