Homeless Education

  • Homeless children have the right to a free, appropriate public education (McKinney-Vento Homless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001)
    The Homeless Children's Initiative exists to help homeless children with a variety of services. If you are homeless with school or preschool aged children please contact one of the persons or agencies listed below for assistance:
     
    HHSD Homeless Liasion: Kimberly Myers 
    HHSD Coordinator of Special Services: Dawn Tucker
     
    Region #8 McKinney Vento Homeless Act Site (serving Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties)
    Regional Site Coordinator: Michelle Connor  1-215-348-2940 ext 1361 
      
     
    Storm Camara, State Coordinator
    Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
    Division of Student Services, Bureau of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
    Pennsylvania Department of Education
    333 Market Street, 5th Floor
    Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
    (717) 783-6468
     
    In addition, the Department of Education issues a Basic Education Circular (BEC) that  further explains the categories of children who are homeless and entitled to protections under federal law. The most recent BEC was issued on 2/3/2010.