Homeless and/or Foster Parents

Are you a current foster parent?  Please contact our school counselor Crystal Kombol to see how she can assist you.

Please email Crystal Kombol or call 360-445-5785 for more information. 
Conway McKinney-Vento and Foster Parent Liaison

Is your family experiencing a housing transition?
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:

* 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 

The McKinney-Vento Act defines Homeless children as:

"individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence"

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

School District Policy: Homeless Students

State Resources and Information

Find Community Resources Here

  • General Information: The McKinney-Vento Act ensures the education of homeless children and youth.
  • Determining Eligibility: Individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and is a case by case determination.
  • Point of Contact for Services: School Counselor and/or District Office McKinney-Vento Liaison.
  • School of Origin: The school that the child or youth attended when permanently housed or the school in which the child or youth was last enrolled. Depending on the best interest of the student, the student may stay in the school of origin or attend the local attendance area school in the vicinity where they currently stay.   
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