Students Experiencing Homelessness

Students who are homeless deserve access to a quality education and have the following rights:

  • To be allowed to enroll, attend classes, and participate fully in school activities, even if students do not have a parent or guardian with them or documents such as proof of residency, immunization records, other medical records, school records, or other documents.  Once students are enrolled, the school must obtain records from the previous school.
  • To stay in the school they went to before becoming homeless or whatever school they were enrolled in last (school of origin), even if they move out of the district, if that is feasible.  Students can stay in their school of origin the entire time they are homeless.  Students can also finish the school year in their school if they find permanent housing during the year.
  • To transportation to their school of origin, provided or arranged by the school district, or a joint effort among school districts.
  • To preschool services, free or reduced school meals, services for English Language Learners, special education, Title 1 services, vocational/technical education, gifted and talented services, and before and after school care, as needed.

A student is considered homeless if they meet one of the following criteria:

A child or youth, ages 3-21, who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence,  including:

  • Children and youth who are:
    • living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason (often called doubled-up)
    • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations
  • Children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is public or private not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings.
  • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.


Building Homeless Liaison Designees  |  2021-2022
Brody Tiffany Campbell
Brubaker Lisa Beving
Callanan Jessica Earp
Dayna Chandler
Capital View Adriyel Mondloch
Tayli Abel
Carver Reyna Onnen
Cattell Marty Dunne
Central Academy Kris Hilton
Central Campus Sonya Smith
Downtown School
East Madeline Cano
Edmunds Megan Kruse
Findley Maureen Kennedy
Garton James (Jim) Stevens
Goodrell Sharlene Claytor

Kimberly Easley

Greenwood Tiffany Taylor
Hanawalt Tiffany Taylor
Harding Trevor Hicks
Hiatt Tiffany Braxton

Ashley Masten

Hillis Nevenka Francic
Hoover Stacy Cornwell

Demarco Lowery

Howe Natasha Coffin
Hoyt Gabe Carlson

Carrie Crist

Hubbell Jean Maurer
Jackson Kala Jones-Stokes
King Al Perez

Michael Thompson

Lincoln Rachel West

Mary O’Hearn

Lovejoy Sia Turner

Travis Jacobs

Madison Maureen Kennedy
McCombs Theron Hobbs

Blake Cunningham

McKinley Amara Sama
Meredith Jennifer Murphy
Merrill Andrew Pavelka
Monroe Kiersten Cooley

Paige Bowers

Moore Amy Halter
Morris Brad Buckley

Stephanie Smith

Moulton Audriana Uhlken

Aaron Smith

North Tim Johnson

Erin Hemesath

Oak Park Amanda Proctor
Park Avenue Leslie Bechen
Perkins Christi Dougan
Pleasant Hill
Pre-school (McKee) Jenny Moore
Pre-school (Mitchell) Tracey Campo-Westergaard
Pre-school (Taylor) Jodi Harrell
Pre-school (Woodlawn) Laura Corkrean
River Woods Brian Walker
Roosevelt Lupe Thomason

Laura Amsler

Ruby Van Meter Cynthia Weisz
Samuelson Mia Golbuff
South Union Carly Schultz
Stowe Amanda Marshall
Studebaker Marissa Tate
Virtual Campus Gretchen Critelli
Walnut Street Natasha Coffin
Weeks Charlene Beattie

Dan Zapeda

Willard Carlos Alonzo
Windsor Jean Maurer
Wright Amara Sama
Virtual Campus Gretchen Critelli

Karin Mills

Options Academy Alyssa Zimmerman

Tamara Cross