Title I is a federally funded program aimed at improving the learning of children in
high-poverty schools to enable them to meet challenging academic and performance standards.
The program provides instructional support to approximately 5,000 students in 14 elementary
schools and offers supplemental education programs at eligible Alternative Program sites.
Title I provides Accelerated Literacy Learning (A.L.L.), an early intervention reading
program for at-risk first-grade students, in several Manatee County elementary schools.
For more Information, please call 708-8770 x2082
FULL SERVICE SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Full Service Schools programs are provided at two locations within the county. The Mary Simpson
Strong Full Service Center is located at Tillman Elementary in Palmetto and the Harllee Full
Service Center is located at Harllee Middle School. Many services in the district, as well as
through community agencies, (such as the Health Department, WIC, Agriculture Extension Services,
Healthy Start, Workforce Development, Adult Education) Whole Child Project and case management
are provided to assist families in need to support the education of their children.
Mary Simpson Strong Full Service Center
Tillman Elementary School Campus
(941) 721-4702 (North County)
Harllee Full Sevice Center
Harllee Middle School Campus
(941) 753-0958 (South County)
The safe and Drug Free program provides curriculum materials and instruction targeting
prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and violence among students. This also includes
special events, projects, as well as after-school programs.
For more information, please call 714-7300 x2010
Or visit the SDFS website at www.manatee.k12.fl.us/safe
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) is a program required by law to
provide special English and content courses to all limited English proficient students.
All teachers serving these students are required to have specialized training in methods, culture,
curriculum, testing and applied linguistics. All instruction is provided in English. Programs
are available in all district schools, as well as for pre-kindergarten and adult students.
For more information, please call 708-8770 x2061
MIGRANT / IMMIGRANT EDUCATION
The Migrant and Immigration Education Program provides instructional support and assistance
to more than 3,000 students and their families each year.
For more information, please call 708-8770 x2060
DROPOUT PREVENTION / ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
Many schools provide special programs for students who are having difficulty in traditional
classroom settings. These programs provide alternative teaching strategies to better meet
the needs of eligible students. A variety of options are available for at-risk students
who may need alternative educational placements.
For more information, please call 708-8770 x2081
JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Juvenile Justice programs provide education to students who are involuntarily assigned either
by Juvenile Justice Staff or court ordered by a Judge. The Board provides teachers for some of
these academic programs, while others such as Manatee County Juvenile Justice Charter,
Hurricane Island Outward Bound, Gulf Coast Marine and PACE have their own educational staff.
For more information, please call 708-8770 x2069
ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY
Manatee County has Compulsory School Attendance that, by law, requires all children ages 6 - 18
to attend school. Truancy officers track and assist schools in providing intervention for students
with excessive unexcused absentee and tardy rates. Truancy officers also refer students and parents
for services through Children and Families in Need of Services (CIN-FINS). Habitual truants
are referred for alternative programs and may have cases referred for subsequent court action.
For more information, please call 721-2090 x227
Project Heart is a program which assists families and students who are homeless or at risk of
becomming homeless. Tutoring, school supplies, case management, referrals for services in the
community, and counseling are provided at several locations in the community. Assistance with
school registration and remaining in the same school throughout the school year may be provided.
For more information, please call 753-0958 x206, x221 or x204