Homeless Education Liaison (K-6): Tami Ward
Phone: (406) 755-2859
The purpose of our program is to ensure that all homeless students have the same equal access to a free and appropriate education.
How do we determine if a child is homeless?
Under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act (2001, Title X, Part C), a child may be classified as homeless using the following definition:
The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes those individuals:
- Sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship (two or more families living in a home)
- Living in motels/hotels due to lack of alternative accommodations
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters
- Living is cars, tents, or abandoned buildings
- Living in campgrounds or cars
- Living in substandard housing (lacks electricity or running water)
- Unaccompanied youth (not living in the physical custody of a parent or legal guardian and lacking a regular, fixed nighttime residence)
If you are a parent/guardian or a student in need of assistance you may contact the building principal.