• Hello! My  name is Dr. Jennifer Poyner, and I am the Title 1 Liaison for West Port High School. I am here to support students and teachers to ensure that all students have the opportunity to be successful and graduate with the tools needed to accomplish their chosen "E" after graduation - enrollment, enlistment, or employment!

    We operate a school-wide Title I, Part A program, which is the largest federally funded grant program for grades K-12. It is designed to provide all children that attend low-income schools significant opportunities to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education.

    Title I funds can be used to:

    • hire highly qualified teachers and/or para-professionals,
    • provide additional learning time through before/after school and/or summer programs,
    • purchase extra resources such as equipment, computers, and supplemental learning materials,
    • provide additional training for our school’s staff, and
    • implement innovative family engagement opportunities.

    We invite you to join our SAC committee, which is a group of parents, students, community members, business partners, and school staff. Certain SAC members are elected by their peers, business and community members are appointed, and the Principal automatically serves. The SAC reviews issues of a school-wide nature, helps to create and review the effectiveness of the School-Parent Compact, the Parent and Family Engagement Plan for both the school and district, and reviews the annual Schoolwide Improvement Plan. SAC meetings fall under the Sunshine Law and are declared public meetings and open to the public at all times. Your input matters and we encourage you to join our SAC committee by notifying the front office.  SAC meeting minutes and other related information are available to review by contacting our front office. 

    You will be invited to attend our Annual Title I Meeting that will explain how this program is used to support the needs of your child and the school goals. You will also receive information about the rights you have as a parent of a child attending a Title I school. We look forward to sharing this information and other exciting news at this meeting!

    The Marion County School District invites all parents and families to visit the Title I Parent Resource Center where there are many resources and materials (grades K-12) available for checkout to assist you in teaching your child.  The Title I Parent Resource Center is located within the Howard Academy Community Center at 306 NW 7th Avenue. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  If you have questions about available materials, please call 352-671-4171.


    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Teams, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child's image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.


  • All students are required to wear a mask and school ID badge at all times while on the campus. Please make sure to bring your own mask and practice social distancing. 

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