Thursday, February 18, 2016

Homeless Student: Students and Poverty Presentation and Resources

Thank you to CESA 10's Homeless Coordinators Shelby Schuppe and Ashley Parkhurst for their presentation today on Homeless Students: Students and Poverty here in the Medford Area Public School District on Thursday February 18th. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.  Listed below is further information on Homeless Students and resources for them. 

Homeless Student Presentation

Homeless Students in the Medford Area Public School District
2012-13 = 11
2013-14 = 15
2014-15 = 24
2015-16 = 36

Directory of Services in Taylor County (currently being updated)

Annual Notice for Homeless Students here in the Medford Area Public School District

The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as individuals who 
lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence. The term includes 
 children and youth who: 
  • share the housing of other persons due to the loss of housing, economic 
     hardship, or a similar reason; 
  • are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the 
     lack of alternative adequate accommodations; 
  • are living in emergency or transitional shelters; 
  • are abandoned in hospitals; 
  • are 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 
    human beings; 
  • are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard 
     housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; 
  • migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in 
     circumstances described above. 
Students who are considered homeless have certain rights including immediate enrollment/school participation and free meals.  More information is found in the attached document. 

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