• Homeless?

     

          If your family lives in any of the following situations:  In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground; on the street, in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations, or, doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing; then, you have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.  Please contact Executive Director of Primary Education, Allison Drago for more information.  (253) 566-5600adrago@upsd83.org

     
    Students who qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act are entitled to services comparable to their housed peers.  Services include transportation, access to educational programs to meet their needs, and free school meals.  Homeless students may remain at the school where they attended prior to becoming homeless if it is in the best interest of the student and family. 
     

     
    Homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence including:

    A.  Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship:
    B. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
    C.  Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
    D.  Are abandoned in hospitals;
    E.  Awaiting foster care placement;
    F.  Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings;
    G.  Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings;
    H.  Are migrant children living in conditions described in the previous examples.
     
     
    Please contact Allison Drago, Executive Director of Primary Education, for more information. 
    (253) 566-5600.adrago@upsd83.org