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The Homeless Education Program was designed to provide assistance to homeless students and families in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Our staff work in collaboration with school personnel and community service agencies in an effort to maximize access to various educational, social and enrichment programs which promote academic success and student achievement.
Our program is the result of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act signed into law in 1987. This act established protections for all homeless children and youth by removing barriers to enrollment and educational success, and established services that must be provided by the schools and the county offices of education. We strive to serve the identified students and families that are experiencing homelessness within our district boundaries.
- Provide ongoing training, resources, technical assistance, identification, advocacy, and community representation to ensure federal statutes and district policy are being followed in regards to students experiencing homelessness in the SCESD.
- Remove barriers to academic success for McKinney-Vento eligible students by providing needed supplies such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, food, transportation, etc.
- Educate students and parents on their educational rights.
- Promote parent participation in school related activities.