Many families experience setbacks and difficulties from time to time. Students should not feel like they can’t participate in activities or events due to lack of funds. Schools can provide resources to make sure that our students are welcome and active participants in their educational experiences.
Student and family supports
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The McKinney-Vento Act protects the educational rights of homeless children and youth. Many children and families who are eligible for help do not consider themselves homeless. The definition of homelessness under the Act includes, but is not limited to, children or youth in these circumstances or settings:
- Children or youth in shelters or transitional housing.
- Children or youth living in parks, public spaces, vehicles, abandoned buildings, or other places not meant for people to live.
- Children or youth doubled-up or couch- surfing due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
- Children or youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations.
- Unaccompanied children or youth (i.e. not in the physical custody of their parents or guardians).
- Running Start, Advanced Placement, and College in the High School fees
- Running Start textbooks
- On-line classes
- Individual tutoring
- Materials fees for classes
- Extended day classes
- Band/Music fees and instrument rental
- Sports fees
- Uniforms: choir, sports, cheerleading
- Fees for leadership camp DECA fees