Pennsylvania’s Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face. Its goal is to have the educational process continue as uninterrupted as possible while the children are in homeless situations.
A family or student is considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento definition if they are in any of these places or situations:
* Youth awaiting foster care placement include those who are placed in: emergency, interim or respite foster care; kinship care; evaluation or diagnostic centers; or placements for the sole purpose of evaluation. On a case-by-case basis, through coordination between the school and all involved agencies, it can be determined if the youth is “awaiting foster care placement.”
For questions regarding Homelessness, please contact the Pupil Services’ Office:
Director of Pupil Services