Housing Difficulty and/or Foster Parents

For More Information Contact

Conway School's McKinney-Vento and Foster Parent Liaison:  Crystal Kombol (email) or 360-445-5785

For medical information and questions contact our school nurse, Renee Bowzer (email) call 360-445-5785

Determining Eligibility is a case by case determination and is based on an individuals lack of a regular, fixed, and adequate nighttime residence (see examples below).

Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the McKinney Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act.

These rights and protections include:

*Free school meals.  Conway qualifies students who directly qualify for free meals through a variety of assistance programs, including Basic Food Benefits, Medicaid, TANF, or McKinney Vento.  Families do not need to fill out an application or other paperwork.

* Enrolling immediately in school, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment

* Attending your school of origin (The last school enrolled or last school district where your student was permanently housed)

* Transportation to and from the school

* Free and appropriate education services 


Examples Include:

* Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons

* Living in a motel, hotel or campground due to lack of adequate alternative accommodation

* Living in an emergency or transitional shelter

* Living in cars, parks, bus station or public spaces

If you believe you, or your child, may be eligible please contact our Homeless Liaison listed above

If the district determines someone is ineligible, we will provide you with a copy of the determination in writing and the dispute resolution process.

For any parent/guardian that disagrees with a decision, they may appeal by completing the following Dispute Resolution Form.

Dispute Resolution Process Information from OSPI 
Dispute Resolution Process Documents                   
Dispute Resolution Packet and Forms

Dispute Resolution Process Information (Spanish).   
Dispute Resolution Packet and Forms (Spanish)

School District Policy: Homeless Students

State Resources and Information

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