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Homeless Education Assistance

John Sedgwick McKinney-Vento Liaison
Tara Zantow

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act was authorized by Congress, December 2001, as part of the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) December 2015. The purpose of the Act is to remove barriers to education for homeless/transitional students and provide educational support and stability.

South Kitsap School District's School & Family Support 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 Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF), Kitsap County and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction .

ALL students are entitled to quality education, regardless of housing, transportation, or income restrictions.