For Students or Families Experiencing Homelessness

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    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that discusses the public education of children and youth in temporary housing. Under McKinney-Vento and state law, students are considered to be in temporary housing if their nighttime residence is not fixed, regular and adequate. Some examples of temporary housing include:

    • Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing, economic hardship or other similar reason
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camping grounds
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Abandoned in hospitals
    • Living in a public or private place not designed for sleeping
    • Living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, etc.
    • Migratory living in circumstances described above

    If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, please contact your local McKinney-Vento liason below.


    McKinney-Vento (homeless) Liaison for the Westmoreland Central School District

    Enlace McKinney-Vento (sin hogar) para el Distrito Escolar Central de Westmoreland

    McKinney-Vento (бездомный) Сотрудник Центрального школьного округа Уэстморленд

    Stephen Polera
    Director of PPS/K-12 Curriculum
    315.557.2697
    spolera@westmorelandschool.org