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Homeless / Unaccompanied

The Washington County School District is committed to ensuring that homeless children and youth have access to a quality education in our public schools. The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. 

The term includes children and youth who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up).
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • Abandoned in hospitals
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Unaccompanied youth
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youth who 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.

Brian Gunnell

Homeless Liaison/Student Support Services Coordinator
435-986-5167 x 5167 or