Wellpinit School District does not segregate, separate, or stigmatize homeless students.
Homeless students are fully integrated and not segregated/separated from their housed peers for academic instruction.
The McKinney-Vento Program:
The McKinney-Vento Act provides rights and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness, which includes those who are:
sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
staying in motels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to the lack of an adequate alternative;
staying in shelters or transitional housing;
or sleeping in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or similar settings.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every local educational agency is required to designate a liaison for homeless children and youth.
The local educational agency liaison coordinates services to ensure that homeless children and youths enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically.
District/Middle School /High School Liaison:
OSPI McKenney Vento Homeless Site