• McKinney-Vento Act - Homeless

     

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    Bremerton School District's homeless program ensures students have access to education and can fully participate in school.  We encourage student's education by removing barriers that would limit their ability to fully engage and partificpate in school activities and events.  We strive to partner with families to stay involved in their student's education by providing resources and community referrals to assist with educational support services and basic needs.

     

    If you lost your housing and now live in a shelter, motel, vehicle, camping ground, or temporary trailer; on the street; doubled-up with family or friends due to loss of housing or economic hardship; or in another type of temporary or inadequate housing, your child might be able to receive help through a federal law called the McKinney-Vento Act.

    Your family may be eligible for services under this federal program, if you live in any of the following conditions:
    • Unsheltered, living in a vehicle of any kind, park, campground, bus/train station, abandoned building, without running water/electricity, abandoned in a hospital, or inadequate housing accommodations
    • Temporarily living with another person due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason
    • Hotel/motel
    • Emergency or transitional shelter
     
    McKinney-Vento eligible students have the right to:
    • Receive a free public education
    • Immediate enrollment in school, even if you lack documents required for enrollment
    • Attend classes while the school gathers your missing documents
    • Enroll in the school closest to you or the school you were last enrolled in (school of origin) even if you have been forced to relocate
    • Receive transportation to and from your school of origin
    • Receive all the same educational services other students receive, even if you can't pay
    • Participate in before and after school programs
    • Receive counseling
    • Receive free breakfast and lunch
    • Participate in special education, bilingual vocational and gifted programs as qualified
    • Receive school supplies
    • Receive evaluation for any disabilities
    • Receive support from the Bremerton School District McKinney-Vento Liaison - Linda Sullivan-Dudzic
     
    View the following documents for services and more information about your rights:
     
    For more information about this federal program, please visit the Homeless Education section of the OSPI website  or contact by email mckinneyvento@k12.wa.us or phone 360-725-6505.  
     
    Contact your local schools counselor or interventionist (shown below) and/or our Homeless Liaison, Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, in our Special Programs Department at 360-473-1077.
     
     
     School  Counselor/Interventionist
     Armin Jahr Rafael Sermeno
     Crownhill     Courtney Hjelmaa
     Kitsap Lake  Brigitte Vernon
     Naval Avenue Anthony Avenson
     View Ridge  Kim Kinyon
     West Hills S.T.E.M.  Kasia Rogue
     Bremerton High School  
     Grade 10-12 last name (A-G)  Melanie Fleites
     Grade 10-12 last name (H-O)  Cynthia Kapsch
     Grade 10-12 last name (P-Z)  Darence Shine
     Grade 9   Lisa LeSueur
     Mountain View Middle School  
    Grade 8 Karla Polillo
     Grade 7  Rosemary Farley
     Grade 6  Dean Wagner
     Renaissance High School  Kristen Morga