Homeless Education Assistance

SKSD's Educational Services Department 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 Superintendent 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.

Who is eligible for Homeless (McKinney-Vento) Assistance and Services?
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.

We provide assistance with:
  • Maintain attendance at the school of origin, or current school for the remainder of the current school year (if this is in the child's best interest and feasible) or enroll in the neighborhood school where currently residing.
  • Transportation assistance if needed.
  • Free food services.
  • Appropriate support programs for which they are eligible such as gifted, children with disabilities, vocational education and preschool.
  • Assistance obtaining records and documentation.
  • Academic assistance through the district's federally funded Title I program.
  • Parent or guardian involvement in school activities.



Additional support services

Staff & Community Homeless information