SKSD's Educational Services Department can can provide information to assist students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year. We work closely with local shelter and housing providers, local community agencies and resources. Washington State Dept. of Social & Health Services, Kitsap County and the Office of Superindendent of Public Instruction.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act was authorized by Congress, December 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. The purpose of the Act is to remove barriers to education for homeless/transitional students and provide educational support and stability.
Any child or youth, including migrant and unaccompanied youth, who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is considered homeless and McKinney-Vento eligible for assistance and services. This includes children and youth who are temporarily sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship, those living in hotels, camping grounds, emergency shelters, cars, bus or train stations and those awaiting foster care or are in temporary placements.
Additional support services
Staff & Community Homeless information
South Kitsap School District Homeless Education Policy click here.
HOMELESS STUDENTS: ENROLLMENT RIGHTS AND SERVICES