Homeless Coordinator

Webster County Schools

McKinney Vento Homeless Coordinator

Diane Oakley

Diane Oakley

diane.oakley@webster.kyschools.us

270-836-0202

McKinney-Vento Definition of Homeless*

42 U.S.C. § 11434a(2) The term “homeless children and youth”— A. means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and

B. includes — i. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals; ii. children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings…; iii. children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and iv. migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).

 

Support for Students Living in Transition

Living Conditions of Transitional/Homeless Students may be any of the following:

  • Doubled up with friends or family because they cannot find or afford housing
  • In a motel, hotel, (camping) trailer park, or camp grounds
  • In emergency or transitional shelters
  • On the street or in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping place
  • In temporary foster care
  • With friends or family because they are an unaccompanied youth (not in physical custody of parent or guardian)   

 

Our Mission

The mission of Webster County Schools is “We Create Great Possibilities for Students…” Students that are living with transitioning home environments are no exception to this mission. The Transitional Student Services Program provides:

  • Immediate school placement and assistance with registration and transportation
  • Assistance coordinating medical and other school records
  • Start-up School supplies, materials, books, & personal items as needed
  • Referral services to local service organizations
  • Coordination of tutoring, counseling and mentoring as needed
  • Scholarships towards academic camps and educational programs
  • Equal access to extracurricular and enrichment activities during and after school

 

Supports for Students in Transition Information