Homeless, Migrant, and Title I

Last Updated: 7/16/2020 4:33 PM

Webster County Schools

McKinney Vento Homeless Coordinator

Diane Oakley

Diane Oakley



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 regular sleeping accommodations 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 campgrounds
  • In an 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 unaccompanied youth (not in physical custody of parent or guardian)  
  • Supports for Students in Transition Information 

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

Click below for information on the food bank in Providence, KY 

Providence Food Bank


Webster County Schools Migrant Coordinator

Robert (Sherril) Tanner, 2019 National Migrant Administrator of the Year

Tanner tanner adm. of year




Webster County Schools Title I Information

The Webster County School District receives federal funds for Title I programs as a part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Under ESSA, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s teacher(s). If you request this information, the district will provide you with the following information:

  1. Whether the teacher has met the state requirements for licensure and certification for the grade levels and subject matters in which the teacher provides instruction;
  2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  3. The college major and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  4. Whether your child is provided services by para-educators, and if so, their qualifications.

If you would like to request this information, please contact Georgiann McCord by phone at 270-639-5083 or by email at georgiann.mccord@webster.kyschools.us. Please include your child’s name, the name of the school your child attends, the name of your child’s teacher(s) and an address or email address where the information may be sent. Thank you for your involvement in your child’s education, as “We Create Great Possibilities for Students.”

Webster County Schools Title I Resources/Services to
Support Teaching and Learning

Elementary Instructional Coaches

Journey Reading

Kagan Resources

Edmentum Resources (e.g., Reading Eggs, Study Island, Plato)

Brain Pop

Saxon Phonics

School Nurse



Instructional Assistants