If you have a student who may qualify for McKinney-Vento services, or if you need more information, please contact email Terese High, McKinney-Vento Coordinator or call 253-583-5154.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was authorized by Congress in December 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Act is to remove barriers to education for homeless/transitional students and provide educational stability.
Under the McKinney-Vento Act, students have the right to remain in attendance at the school they were going to when they were last permanently housed. This is known as their "school of origin." Clover Park School District will do everything possible to ensure that students have the ability to remain in their school of origin, and to succeed academically. The district will provide transportation assistance and free meals for all eligible homeless students. Tutoring and other academic assistance, including school supplies and clothing, are also available.
Any child or youth who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is considered homeless, including those who are temporarily sharing housing with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship. This includes children and youth who are living in hotels; camping grounds; emergency shelters; cars; bus or train stations, or other similar settings; unaccompanied youth; transitional housing programs and children in foster or temporary placements. If you are not sure if a child qualifies, call 253-583-5154.
Clover Park schools provide equal and comparable access to all students regardless of their home living situation. McKinney-Vento eligible children and youth have specific rights, including the right to:
If you have a student/child who may qualify for McKinney-Vento services or would like more information, please contact Marilyn Roberts, McKinney-Vento Coordinator at 253-583-5154 or email Terese High.
All households in need of homelessness prevention services, rapid re-housing, housing or shelter services, will be processed through this centralized intake and matched with the local organization best suited to the household's needs. Plus, Access Point 4 Housing will also offer homelessness prevention services, such as rent, utility and other assistance.
For more information on Access Point 4 Housing, click here.
Housing for homeless youth aged 16-24. Please call Access Point 4 Housing at 253-682-3401, and ask for a referral to the “REACH” program. Housing 4 Success (H4S) is a new, wraparound service located at the REACH Center for unaccompanied youth & young adults who are experiencing homelessness and puts them in housing first as it then delivers relevant, intensive, life skills to help them get back on track to achieve stable housing and a personal path to self-sufficiency. For more information on this program, click on here, for their website.
CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood WA 98499 | 253-583-5000
Creating Promising Futures.
The mission of Clover Park School District is to ensure each child learns what he or she needs to know to succeed and contribute to the community.