Homeless Education in Washington State
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Homeless Education

The Homeless Education office at OSPI oversees the federal McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The program provides training, technical assistance, and monitoring, as well as federal funding to support school district programs that serve homeless students. Washington receives approximately $950,000 in funding each year from the U.S. Department of Education in support of this program. This federal funding is the only money specifically designated for serving the educational needs of Washington’s 27,000 homeless students.*

Requirements and Guidance: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
"Homeless" defined, federal requirements, dispute resolution, Washington's role, and more

Data Collection and Reports
Required data from school districts and assistance in data collection

Homeless Liaisons—School District Contact List
Contact information for every school district’s designated homeless education liaison

Posters and Other Materials for School and Community Outreach
Free posters and brochures for distribution in your schools and community

McKinney-Vento Grants
Competitive grants awarded to the school districts with the greatest need

McKinney-Vento Liaison Training

* Washington school districts reported a total of 27,390 homeless students enrolled in school during the 2011–12 school year. Source: OSPI

What's New

When Natural Disasters Result in Homelessness: What School Districts Need to Know

New Requirements of SSB 6074
Improving Educational Outcome for Homeless Students in Washington

Update your Homeless Liaison contact information for the 2014-15 school year. Our online form makes it quick and easy!

For more information, contact:
(360) 725-6050
melinda.dyer@k12.wa.us

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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