No Child Left Behind

2680 WC 476
Bushnell, Florida 33513

(352)793-2315 voice


Helen Christian
Director of Elementary Education
Title I Part A


Dana Williams
Coordinator - Professional Development
Title II Part A


Katherine Dustin
Director of Exceptional Education
Title III Part A


Jean Holstein
Director of Student Services
Title IV Part A
Title X Part C







































The Sumter District Schools receive funding from the U. S. Department of Education through the No Child Left Behind initiative.

NCLB Choice Options

Title I LEA Plan

Title I Parent Involvement Plan Infomation

Title I, Part A federal funds are awarded to the district from the Florida Department of Education to support educational programs in Title I schools.  In Sumter, the Title I schools are Bushnell Elementary, Lake Panasoffkee Elementary, Webster Elementary, and Wildwood Elementary.  Title I funds supplement the programs at these schools by providing additional staff, technology, instructional programs, parental involvement activities, professional development, and curriculum review and revisions.  If you have suggestions for how Title I funds should be used, how to improve the Title I programs,  suggestions for parent activities, or just need information about Title I, you may call Helen Christian at 352-793-2315, extension 50204.  You may also email at the district office:     


Title II, Part A federal grant funds are awarded from the Florida Department of Education to the Sumter School District to support the following: 

improving teacher quality and meeting the requirement to have all core subject area teachers highly qualified

providing professional development that improves the knowledge of teachers, principals, administrators and, in appropriate cases, paraprofessionals

increasing student achievement, and eliminating the achievement gap

recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers

providing induction and mentoring programs for new teachers

reducing class size

For further information, please contact the Professional Development department, Dana Williams or access the district web site at  for additional references.


Title III, Part A federal funds supplementary activities to assist English Language Learner (ELL) students become proficient in English language acquisition and meet state proficiency targets in reading, math and science.  Title III also funds supplementary staff development activities and parent training.  Please call Katherine Dustin at 352-793-2315, extension 50259 or  for more information or to make suggestions concerning Title III activities.  If you need assistance in Spanish, please call 352-793-6061.


Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug Free Schools, funds “proven-effective” programs in schools that address violence prevention and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention.  The programs are chosen based on the prioritized results of needs assessments such as school discipline data, the School Environmental Safety Incident Report (SESIR) and the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS).  For more information, please call Jean Holstein at 352-793-2315, extension 50211or .


Title X, Part C, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, is federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.  Each school and the district have a Homeless Liaison whose responsibilities are to identify children who are homeless, make homeless families aware of their rights and to remove barriers that may interrupt a child’s enrollment in school.  The school liaison assists the parent in deciding whether it is best for the child to attend the school of origin or the local school.  For more information, please call the District Homeless Liaison, Jean Holstein, at 352-793-2315, extension 50211.