Homeless Education Services

Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness

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The Mifflin County School District recognizes its obligation to ensure that homeless students have access to the same educational programs and services provided to other district students. The district shall make reasonable efforts to identify homeless children within the district, encourage their enrollment, and eliminate existing barriers to their attendance and education, in compliance with federal and state law and regulations.

The district may waive policies, procedures and administrative regulations that create barriers for enrollment, attendance, transportation and success in school of homeless students, based on the recommendation of the Superintendent.

Every state is required to have a coordinator for the education of homeless children and youth, and every school district is required to have a liaison for homeless students. These individuals will assist with the implementation of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and can be contacted for more information:

Pennsylvania State Coordinator
Storm Camara
Region 8 Coordinator
Sonia Pitzi
MCSD Homeless Liaison
Michelle Siruc
717-248-0148, Ext. 2546

Who Is Homeless?

According to federal guidelines, homeless students are defined as individuals lacking a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence. Students may be living in any of the following conditions: