Homeless Education

Homeless Education Liaison (K-6): Rachel Stevens
Phone: (406) 755-2859
Email: rstevens@creston.k12.mt.us

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.

Additional Documents:

Educational Rights