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Homeless Services

Families In Transition Program

Are you struggling to find permanent housing due to financial difficulties? The Families In Transition Program can help your child maintain their school stability and can help connect your family to resources. If any of the following circumstances are true, your children may qualify for McKinney-Vento supports through the South Whidbey School District:

Are you currently:

  • Couch surfing (moving from place to place to sleep),
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives due to financial hardship,
  • A teen living on your own,
  • At risk of losing your home,
  • Living without plumbing or electricity,
  • Living in a hotel or motel, vehicle or campground,
  • Living in a shelter, or
  • Living on the street?

If you can answer “yes” to any of these living situations, please contact Mary Michell, by calling, or visit her at the South Whidbey Family Resource Center.

She will connect you to resources both in the school and in the community.

Phone: (360) 221-6808 ext. 4320
Email: mmichell@sw.wednet.edu
Center Hours: 9 - 4 Monday - Thursday

McKinney - Vento students have the right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
  • Enroll in school immediately even if you don't have all the necessary documents.
  • Continue in the school you attended before you became homeless, or the school you last attended, if that is your choice and if it is a reasonable option.
  • Receive free meals at school.
  • Receive transportation to the school you attended before you became homeless, or the school you last attended, if it is a reasonable option.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs

Policy 3115 Homeless Students - Enrollment Rights and Services - Admission and Attendance

Policy 3115 Procedure - Homeless Students - Enrollment Rights and Services

Dispute Resolution Process (OSPI)