Student Programs

It is the goal of Student Programs to provide services and support to students, families, teachers, principals and community members in the following areas: 

  • School Attendance
  • District Residency Requirements
  • Community Partnerships
  • Assistance for Foster Youth
  • Community Mental Health Support
  • Health Services  
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Education 

The federal McKinney-Vento Act guarantees school enrollment for anyone who, due to a lack of permanent housing, lives in inadequate or temporary settings, such as; 

  • In emergency or transitional shelters
  • In motels, hotels or campgrounds
  • In cars, parks, public places, bus or train stations, or abandoned buildings
  • Doubled up with relatives or friends
  • In these conditions and is migratory child or youth

Children and youth living in these settings meet the criteria for the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness and have special educational rights. If you are in this situation, know someone who is, or need more information, please contact: 

Crystal Haslett, MSDWT Coordinator of Student Programs, Community Liaison, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison and District Foster Care Point of Contact

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