Support Services » Homeless


To the extent practical and as required by law, the district will work with homeless students and their families to provide stability in school attendance and other services. Special attention will be given to ensuring the enrollment and attendance of homeless students not currently attending school. Homeless students will be provided district services for which they are eligible, including Head Start and comparable pre-school programs, Title I, similar state programs, special education, bilingual education, vocational and technical education programs, gifted and talented pro- grams and school nutrition programs. Homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including:  Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship; Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative ad- equate accommodations; Living in emergency or transitional shelters; Are abandoned in hospitals; Awaiting foster care placement; Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings; Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings; Migratory children living in conditions described in the previous examples. The superintendent shall designate an appropriate staff person to be the district’s liaison for homeless students and their families.

Persons disagreeing with the identification, evaluation, transportation, and placement of their child may contact any one of the following persons to discuss their complaint or to file a grievance: Rachel Gwinn, Supt./K-6 Principal or 504 & Homeless Coordinator, Fred Knebel.
For more information please visit OSPI Homelessness
If you do NOT own/rent your home, please download, complete, and turn in the following form at the school office: