Homeless Student Support

  • North Beach School District supports the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which provides students who are identified as homeless with certain support services to assist them with their educational success.

    Under the definition in the law, the term "homeless" includes individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence. This may include children and youth who are:
    • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up);
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
    • Abandoned in hospitals; or
    • Awaiting foster-care placement;
    • Have a primary night-time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people;
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
    • Migratory children living in circumstances described above. 
     
    Students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate night-time residence may qualify for services that support their education during time of transition such as:
    • free breakfast/lunch,
    • assistance obtaining missing enrollment records (birth certificate, immunization/medical records),
    • arranging transportation,
    • assistance purchasing school supplies and/or clothing. 

    For more assistance or more information, please contact Rettai Bruni, McKinney-Vento Liaison, at 360-289-3888 or contact your child(ren)'s school secretary.  

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