Crook County School District now has a Homeless Liaison through the McKinney-Vento program
The McKinney-Vento program is designed to address the problems that homeless children and youth have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State Educational Agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth. Homeless children and youth should have access to the education and other services that they need to enable them to meet the same challenging State student academic achievements standard, to which all students are held. In addition, homeless students may not be separated from the mainstream school environment. States and districts are required to review and undertake steps to revise laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youth.
As of today, 18 children have been identified as homeless.
Below are some of the services that are offered to homeless children and youth:
- Free school meals
- Transportation to and from school if they are outside of their school of origin
- Assistance with resources for shelter and food
School supplies/hygiene bags
For more information, contact Malea at 541-416-4150, or by email: Malea.firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Malea Horn, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison