Children and youth experiencing homelessness lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, which includes living in:
Students experiencing homelessness have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. These rights include:
Centennial School District can assist with other needs for students experiencing homelessness. Assistance may include: hygiene supplies, clothing, food, school supplies, equipment/clothing required for school athletics, laundry services and other identified needs.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your school's secretary, counselor or the Centennial SD Homeless Liaison, Lori Palmiter, 503-762-3632, email@example.com
You may also complete the Student Support Survey which will be sent electronically to the Centennial SD Homeless Liaison, who will get in contact with you.
"Foster care" means substitute care for children placed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) away from their parents and for whom DHS has placement and care responsibility, including placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, and residential facilities.
Educational stability is a key component in a foster care student's success. At the federal and state level, laws have been passed that require local and state child welfare and education agencies to implement legislation focusing on continuity and stability in a foster care student's education.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your school's secretary, counselor or the Centennial SD Foster Point-of-Contact, Lori Palmiter, 503-762-3632, firstname.lastname@example.org