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Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

I am excited to welcome you all to our school community as your new middle school principal! My name is Brian Lancaster, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful community.

As we begin the new school year, I am committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible education in a safe and caring environment. Our dedicated team of teachers and staff are passionate about helping our students achieve their full potential, and we will work tirelessly to support their academic, social, and emotional growth.

I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and working together to make our school a place where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our team if you have any questions or concerns.

Brian Lancaster
Crystal River Middle School
352-795-2116 Ext. 5207

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Employment Opportunity The Citrus County Schools Transportation Department needs Bus Operators.  This is an opportunity to earn income and still be home with your children when school is not in session.  We are looking for safe drivers who care about children.  We provide paid training and testing to receive a commercial driver’s license.  Background screening and pre-employment drug testing fees are paid for by the department.  There are opportunities to drive for the school your child/children attend, and then your school-aged children can ride the bus you are driving to school, in many cases eliminating the need for child care.   If you are interested, please contact the Transportation Business office at 352-726-1931, extension 2370 and/or complete a Substitute Bus Operator application on line at

School Times
Student hours: 7:50 A.M. - 2:20 P.M.
School hours: 7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Early Release Day: 7:50 - 11:20 A.M.
Student drop off time is 7:30am to 7:50am, dismissal is 2:20. 7th and 8th graders can be picked up and dropped off in the front of the school, 6th graders can be picked up and dropped off in the back of the school, the driveway for this back pick up area is located on NE 3rd Ave. in back of Fancy's Pet store."


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For more information or further help, please call the Crystal River transportation office directly at 352-795-0057.

Citrus County Schools is now hiring for all substitute positions (Teacher, Support (Aide), Custodian, Food Service and Bus Drivers).
If you are interested or have any questions please call 352-726-1931 Ext 2295 or go to 
and select the substitute position(s) you would like to apply for, click on apply for selected position(s) and fill out all the required information. 

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