Homeless Student and Family Support

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act in this brief) defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” However, because the circumstances of homelessness vary with each family’s or unaccompanied youth’s situation, determining the extent to which the family or youth fits the definition must occur on a case-by-case basis. The local homeless education liaison and/or enrollment staff must gather and analyze information from the family or youth and make an appropriate determination of eligibility. Expeditious determination of eligibility and immediate school enrollment are critical to the student’s educational continuity. ~ "National Center for Homeless Education

If you believe your children may be eligible, please contact your local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available. There may also be supports available for pre-school aged children. You can also find more detailed information in our Anacortes School Policy 3115 and Procedures 3115

Anacortes School District Homeless Liaison
Connie Martin
Phone: (360) 293-1216

Helpful Resources:
OSPI - Education of Homeless Youth 
National Center for Homeless Education


This information is provided as information only and is not intended to represent parent/student rights. For a complete copy of procedural safeguards and student and parent rights, please contact the Student Support Services Office @ 360-293-1218.

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