McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
In compliance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as reauthorized in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Carmichaels Area School District is attempting to identify all children within the district that may be experiencing homelessness.
The term homeless children and youth is defined as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This includes individuals:
Children who are experiencing homelessness may qualify for assistance with free school lunch, school material/supplies, and transportation so that they can remain in their school or origin.
If you believe your child(ren) may qualify for this service, please contact principal of your child(ren)'s school. You may also contact me at 724-966-5045 ext.1264.
If your living situation changes during the school year, and you and your children become homeless, please be sure to contact the school. We will work with you so that your child(ren)'s education is disrupted as little as possible.
Roberta Barr, M.Ed., NCC, LPC
District School Counselor
Basic Education Circular (BEC) Education for Homeless Youth