February 22, 2018
Reading Is Fundamental was started at our school in 1978 by Chris Otto. Nancy Rose took over in the fall of 1979 and was coordinator until 2001. RIF is presently organized by Reid Burriss and Gail Haynes. It involves countless hours of work ordering books and planning distributions. In 2012 the federal government stopped RIF grants.  Our PTA has taken over fully funding our program. We celebrate RIF at least three times a year. Distribution days are a traditional part of our school calendar. Since 1978, more than 20,000 books have been given to White River School students! !