Homeless Student and Family Support

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and subsequently referred to as the McKinney-Vento Act in this brief) defines “homeless children and youths” as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” However, because the circumstances of homelessness vary with each family’s or unaccompanied youth’s situation, determining the extent to which the family or youth fits the definition must occur on a case-by-case basis. The local homeless education liaison and/or enrollment staff must gather and analyze information from the family or youth and make an appropriate determination of eligibility. Expeditious determination of eligibility and immediate school enrollment are critical to the student’s educational continuity. ~ National Center for Homeless Education

If you believe your children may be eligible, please contact Family & Student Outreach Specialist, Nicole Mortimer, to find out what services and supports may be available. There may also be supports available for pre-school aged children. 

Nicole Mortimer
Family & Student Outreach Specialist
Anacortes School District
(360) 333-9961


National Center for Homeless Education OSPI - Proceso Para La Resolución De Disputas
OSPI - Education of Homeless Youth
OSPI - Dispute Resolution Process
Anacortes Board Policy 3115
Anacortes Board Procedure 3115

The documents above are provided as information only and are not intended to represent parent/student rights. For more information, please contact:

Shannon Gilbert
Director of Inclusive Services
Anacortes School District
(360) 503-1218

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